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Seven-Foot Head Found Mysteriously Floating Down Hudson River

floating headSpring brings strange things. The New York Post reports:

The men’s crew team at an upstate New York college found the unusual object floating in the Hudson River. Officials at Marist College in Poughkeepsie say the team was practicing earlier this week when the coach spotted a large object floating near the river’s west bank. He hooked a rope to it and towed it to the team’s dock on the east bank.

The object turned out to be a 7-foot-tall replica of a man’s head made with Styrofoam and fiberglass. The head has the appearance of a Greek or Roman-style statue. So far no one has come forward to claim the giant head.

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Canada’s Goldstream River Turned Fluorescent Green

Via Utica Daily News:

The river, which runs through the city of Langford, British Columbia, turned a fluorescent green on Dec. 30, when a passer-by captured stunning video of the verdant waterway.

At first it wasn’t clear what caused the river — and the water in a nearby fountain — to change color. But investigators now believe that the green hue was caused by the addition of fluorescein, a synthetic organic compound that is often used as a dye, or a “fluorescent tracer,” in the testing of water systems.

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