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US driver in ‘Bird Box blindfold’ crashes in Utah

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The film has led to a craze in which people attempt everyday tasks while blindfolded Police in the US state of Utah have taken the unusual step of urging residents not to drive blindfolded after an online challenge inspired by a horror film led to a crash. A teenager with her hat over her eyes drove into oncoming traffic in the city of Layton while taking part in the so-called “Bird Box Challenge”. The craze has come from the Netflix film Bird Box, starring…

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Utah toddler puts more than $1,000 in the shredder

Image copyright Reuters The last place you want to find a missing envelope full of money is in your shredder. But that’s where Ben and Jackee Belnap of Salt Lake City, Utah, discovered their $1,060 (£810), which they needed to pay for University of Utah American football season tickets. Searching for the missing money, they were horrified to find it torn to pieces – courtesy of their son, Leo. Their two-year-old son helps shred junk mail, and was trying to be helpful. “Leo helps me shred junk mail and just…

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Spiky Utah dinosaur had more than ‘a face only a mother could love’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – With its head and snout covered in bony armor shaped like cones and pyramids, a spiky tank-like dinosaur unearthed in southern Utah was not just another pretty face. A life reconstruction of the head of the new armored dinosaur Akainacephalus johnsoni, which lived 76 million years ago in Utah, U.S. is seen in this image provided July 19, 2018. Andrey Atuchin/Handout via REUTERS Scientists on Thursday announced the discovery of fossils of a dinosaur named Akainacephalus johnsoni that lived 76 million years ago during the Cretaceous Period.…

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Fossil skull from Utah sheds light on primitive mammal group

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A fossilized skull of a small critter found in Utah underneath a dinosaur foot bone is providing insight into one of the most primitive mammalian groups and has scientists rethinking the timing of the break-up of Earth’s bygone supercontinent Pangaea. The newly identified Cretaceous Period species Cifelliodon wahkarmoosuch, which is estimated to have weighed 2.5 pounds and probably grew to be about the size of a small hare, is seen in this artist rendering released by the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California…

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