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‘I’m NASA and I Know It’ video parodies Mars rover mission

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Some filmmakers in Seattle have put together a parody video — “I’m NASA and I Know It” — playing off NASA’s JPL staff landing the Mars rover Curiosity, complete with actors playing “Mohawk Guy” Bobak Ferdowsi, the flight director, and white-haired mission project manager Pete Theisinger. [Read More]
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Crazy cheeseburger guy, auto-tuned

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Daym Drops, the internet’s most awesome fast food reviewer, hit up a Connecticut Five Guys Burgers & Fries earlier this year and released an epic bacon cheeseburger review. But then he was auto-tuned. This is now even more epically awesome. “YOU BITE THE FRY, THE FRY BITES BACK, THATS HOW YOU KNOW IT’S OFFICIAL” [Read More]
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Watch demolition derby – with trailers

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Shoplifter makes it out of store with 42-inch TV under her skirt

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A shopper in Norway allegedly made off with a 42-inch flat-screen TV by hiding it under her skirt. She was seen hobbling out of a store by an employee who confronted her. You won’t believe her response. [Read More]
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Love potions, spells to disappear from eBay

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Hoping to use a potion or spell to make that person down the street fall madly in love with you? Well, forget eBay. They’ve just banned all such wizardly wonders, according to Mashable. Psychic readings are now forbidden as well — your knights will no longer have the confidence of entering into battle with their [...] [Read More]
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Costco shoppers want ‘American only’ hours

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If you’ve ever shopped at Costco on a weekend, you know it’s like an endurance sport, with tough parking, packed crowds and competitive lines for those mini-sausage samples. But Costco shoppers in Bellingham, Wash. have an additional challenge: Canadians. It seems that the store, 90 miles north of Seattle and near the border, attracts flocks [...] [Read More]
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World’s top-earning authors

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In the literary arena, women writers are beginning to show the same sort of competetive edge, according to the Forbes.com list of highest paid authors. Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steel, Suzanne Collins, J.K. Rowling and Stephenie Meyer claimed spots in the top 15. Evanovich, #3, got the top female slot, earning $33 million with her Stephanie Plum suspense […] [Read More]
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Watch child survive 3-story fall

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A child in Russia survives a three-story fall from an escalator.

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