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from Telegraph.co.uk

Animal pictures of the week: 31 October 2008

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Paraiba Tourmaline, named after the place it was found. It has appeared in the most amazing colours of neon blue (turquoise), green, blue, mauve and violet. Paraiba Tourmalines are amongst the most powerful and healing gemstones

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from How To Spend It

Trade secret

1964 Austin Healey 3000. Pretty cool that I'm named after this car. #RePin by AT Social Media Marketing - Pinterest Marketing Specialists ATSocialMedia.co.uk

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Air Street - Piccadilly. First appeared on ratebooks in 1658 - probably named after local brewer, Thomas Ayres, who held the leases.

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from Foursquare

Regent Street

Regent Street, London is one of the West End’s major shopping streets; named after the Prince Regent (later George IV) and commonly associated with architect John Nash, whose street layout from 1825 survives today. Regent Street runs from the Regent’s residence at Calton House in St. James’s, through Piccadilly Circus, crosses Oxford Street at the busy Oxford Circus, and terminates at All Souls Church.

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from Mail Online

Time for tea! Baby koala is propped up in a mug to feed from a tiny bottle after being found abandoned on a roadside

This tiny little koala is racing full bottle to a good recovery. The adorable joey was found abandoned beside a road in Brisbane, Australia. Named after the man who discovered him, Raymond was dehydrated and skinny, and weighed just 260g.

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