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    In May, Russian BASE jumper Valery Rozov pulled off one of the most impressive ways to reach the bottom of a mountain while simultaneously breaking a world record. Rozov leaped from the top of the 4 mile high summit of Shivling, a mountain in the Himalayas, wearing  specially designed wingsuit and a parachute. After taking 6 days to climb the mountain, he fell at rate of 125 miles/hour, and landed safely after free-falling for 90 seconds. As for the rest of his team, it took them 3 days to descend to the bottom using the old fashioned method---walking.

    This is not the first time that Rozov has attempted such a daring base-jump. He once flew directly into an active volcano in 2009 in Kamtschatka, and he jumped from Ulvetanna Peak in Antarctica in 2010.


    Most people think they know a good value when they see one, but does

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  • But I'm Perfect For You"Wanted: Someone exactly like my last boyfriend (see list of qualities), only better. Demonstrate success in a proven relationship, preferably a current one. You should know what I want without my telling you."

    There wouldn't be enough 10-foot poles to poke at a dating ad like that. Replace that mating call with a job posting, though, and that's what many employers are asking for these days—and more.

    The latest hiring numbers made markets skitter and economists gloomy. Yet this time, attention also focused on commitment-phobe employers, who can't seem to bridge the gulf between unemployed workers and job vacancies. The growing consensus—which won't surprise frustrated job seekers—is that fickle companies in a surplus labor market are demanding perfect candidates without paying market wages or investing in training. Worse, some discriminate against the unemployed, figuring if they're not taken, they must be tainted goods. And because employees are taking their sweet time sifting

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    April Fool's Day has come and gone this year, but pranks are possible all year long. A New York-based pranking collective, Improv Everywhere, just organized a Car Alarm Symphony, and the video of the event is getting lots of attention.

    Famous for filling a Best Buy with people dressed in the same clothes as employees and for invading busy Grand Central Terminal with living "statues," Improv Everywhere may have just pulled off the loudest joke ever.

    The group gathered 100 volunteers to park their cars outside a shopping mall. Each of the volunteers stood behind a brick wall and held the keyless-entry remote to their cars. At the direction of the group's leader, Charlie Todd, they pressed the panic/alarm buttons simultaneously. Bystanders didn't seem to know what to make of the chaos.

    Todd said he came up with the idea years ago. He produced the project as a part of Improv

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    When you picture your dream home, what comes to mind? For most people, the inside of an airplane is the furthest thing from the image of bliss that pops into their heads. For Bruce Campbell of Oregon, his dream home is a Boeing 727-200.

    A few years ago Campbell purchased the aircraft for $100,000 and decided to gut it and create a living space. The airplane home, which still needs renovations to make it completely habitable, has running water and three restrooms (one of which is in working condition). It is also wired for electricity. While there is a shower, figuring out how to install plumbing remains a challenge. It also lacks sufficient privacy. Since the aircraft is in the woods, Campbell is not too concerned about the neighbors peeping in.

    Campbell says his "experiment" to turn a plane into a home is not for everyone, but he "absolutely loves it." All the seats have been

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    The History Channel made its own history with "Hatfields & McCoys." The miniseries drew the biggest audience ever for a nonsports event—twice.

    More than a century later, the storied feud is as much about American mythology as it is a tale of Appalachian blood vengeance. The saga came on the heels of the divisive Civil War, which killed more Americans than any other military engagement and led West Virginia to secede from Confederate Virginia. The hostilities were never just one incident, but escalating grievances that included pig theft, turf arguments, broken romances and murder.

    And sometimes, Americans just like to take sides in a feud.

    (Related: Inside History Channel's epic miniseries, "Hatfield & McCoys")

    The real McCoy—spoiler alert: How real was the miniseries? Liberties, as they say, were taken:

    Historians and educators were also brought in to vet the story, according to the show's producers, though

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