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  1. The First Artificial Blood Test Results Are “Encouraging,” Vampires Thrilled

    Oh, and did we mention it was even invented in Romania?

    We need a lot of blood. In the US, over 41,000 blood donations are required for patients in need - every single day. Since not everyone can (or is willing to) donate blood, science has been working to come up with a solution for our blood shortage - and Romanian researchers may have done just that.

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  2. Romania Now Has the World’s Largest Flag in Case You Were Curious About That Record

    The United States either has to step up its game or just let Romania have this flag-based record.

    On Monday, a village in Romania unfurled what Guinness World Records has confirmed to be the largest flag ever made in the world. Unsurprisingly, it is a Romanian flag. In a related story, who knew the Romanian flag looked like that before now? We sure didn't. Then again, there's a lot of things we don't know about other country's flags.

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  3. Romanian Lawyer Sues Exorcists For Failing to Banish Fart Demons

    People sue each other for all kinds of crazy things. Modern society has a reputation for it -- usually for things like spilled coffee, disturbing items found in fast food burgers, or for failure to stop someone from falling in love. But right now, Romania takes the cake for the stinkiest lawsuit ever. See, a lawyer in Pitesti, Romania, is suing an Orthodox bishop and four priests for failing to exorcise the "flatulent demons" from his home. You probably read that right, but let me rephrase for clarity. He's suing them for not getting rid of his fart devils.

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  4. Stray Dogs in Romania Are Quite Accomplished at Crossing Streets, Humans Not So Much

    The human race has accomplished plenty since the day we first learned to wield tools such as a hammer and chisel. We've constructed towns, bustling cities, and -- most importantly -- the roadways that allow us to commute from one urban center to the next. Not that this interconnected network of paved ground does us any good since mankind has still failed to grasp the simple concept of traffic safety, namely crossing the street without ending up as roadkill. Traffic police in Romania are fed up with pedestrians' blatant disregard for designated crosswalks, opting to instead dash across busy streets at their own, oftentimes fatal, detriment. In an effort to raise awareness of this sheer idiocy, traffic police have released a series of TV ads highlighting the citizens that understand the function of those big white lines painted on the pavement are for: Stray dogs.

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