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  • It's summer, and as much as I love the sunshine, I am doing my best to stay hydrated. Besides central air conditioning, a cool glass of water is my seasonal BFF. A newly discovered water source is making me appreciate those glasses of water in a whole new way.

    A mile and a half below the Earth's surface, in a zinc and copper mine in Canada, are pockets of water that have been trapped, unchanged for at least 1 billion and perhaps even 2.6 billion years without being touched.

    Even though the prospect was not at all appetizing, scientist Barbara Sherwood Lollar gave the water a taste. What did she think about the ancient H2O? She said, "It tastes terrible. What jumps out at you first is the saltiness. ... It has the consistency of a very light maple syrup. It doesn’t have color when it comes out, but as soon as it comes into contact with oxygen, it turns an orangy color because the minerals in it begin to form." Lollar also said that it was way saltier than seawater.

    She said that the

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  • Nearly everyone has done it. You've gone to the airport, and either intentionally or due to lack of space, checked your rollaboard luggage. You get lucky enough to get a window seat. You settle in, because you're ready to sit back, relax and enjoy your flight. Just then, you glance out of said window, and notice a baggage handler being deliberate and careless with the bags, as he tosses them onto the moving conveyer belt. It's horrifying, and there's not a whole lot that you can do about it.

    Mark Brigman had something very similar happen to him while traveling on a China Air plane while at Guangzhou Airport. Brigman caught a freight handler doing a not-so-great job of loading boxes onto a plane. In fact, he is throwing the boxes so carelessly, that some of them are not landing right-side-up, and are instead taking a tumble off of the conveyor belt, and landing on the ground, several feet below.

    The original video was uploaded to YouTube almost a year ago, but it has taken this long for

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  • True talent is easy to spot. Some call it the "it" factor, and some people are simply born with it. That could not be more true for the trio behind the metal band Unlocking the Truth. The three young men from Brooklyn, New York, 11-year-old Jarad Dawkins, 12-year-old Malcom Brickhouse, and 12-year-old Alec Atkins, are skyrocketing to fame for their savvy musical skills. Jarad and Malcom met at a birthday party when they were 4 years old, and they've been making music together ever since.

    The trio started out playing on the streets of New York City. Those street performances caught the attention of Questlove, who tweeted one of their small venue gigs, which helped boost them to stardom. They recently performed on the show "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell."

    Talk about talent — and they can perform in front of a live audience on national television without breaking a sweat. They say they write songs about things in their lives, school and relationships they've dealt with. These young

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  • The list of things to do for an engaged couple planning their upcoming nuptials can feel overwhelming. From the venue to the flowers to the time of day and even the type of cake to be served, the choices for customizing your wedding and making it all your own are seemingly endless.

    Among the beloved elements of a wedding that couples now look forward to planning is the first dance at the reception. It used to be that a couple would choose one somewhat slow-paced or romantic song, hold each other close, and dance as the wedding guests watched. Now, some couples are taking that tradition and turning it on its head.

    Bye bye, slow music. Hello, '90s jams and choreographed routines.

    Take a look at what Dominique Morisseau and Jimmy Keys did at their wedding reception recently. As their guests watched in delight, Morisseau and Keys performed an upbeat choreographed routine of songs that span three decades. The two had their wedding reception at Detroit's Charles H. Wright's Museum of African

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  • The anthem of the summer is playing loudly somewhere. If you listen closely, you can hear it, too: "School's out for summer!" Most school-age kids are rejoicing at the thought of summer break — not having to prepare for any tests, or get up early to go to class, or figure out which perfect outfit to wear. For at least the next couple of months, it's all about leisure.

    But wait — not so fast! Before they go on that summer vacation, a lot of students attempt to pull a prank that the rest of the student body will remember them by. The teachers are usually on the receiving end of such pranks. Usually.

    One group of teachers decided to turn the prank idea on its head by playing a joke on their students. Teachers at Honiton Community College, a secondary school in the U.K., wanted to have some fun. Students in the video thought they were giving advice to incoming students; little did they know that their teachers were up to all sorts of crazy antics in the background — from dancing to kissing

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