/ 07 September 2021

Venom-proof blueys, an automated assistant boom, and a $5 million shipping container house

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Blue-tongue lizards have developed a resistance to the venom of the red-bellied black snake. That’s not because it’s super smart… A new study says it’s because they are slow and can’t outrun their predators.

Also slow off the mark are those who say they have one of Napoleon Bonapart’s signature bicorne hats. At least 200yo, the current owners recently found hair in the nogging lid they believe to be from the French revolutionary leader.

A New York home made of shipping containers has sold for US$5 million. Its top-listed feature: “New York City’s last permitted wood-burning fireplace”. Only in Brooklyn…

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