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  • Man Fakes Own Death to Avoid Upcoming Wedding

    Wedding season is upon us. It's understandable that some people get cold feet, but this guy went to extremes to avoid getting married — by faking his own death. Tucker Blandford, 23, met his bride-to-be, Alex Lanchester, in August 2012 at a college in Connecticut. They hit it off and quickly…

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  • Little League Coach Gives Inspirational Speech After Tough Loss

    Tom Hanks famously yelled, "There's no crying in baseball!" in the 1992 film "A League of Their Own." Fast-forward to the Little League World Series Monday night. Coach and manager Dave Belisle of Rhode Island's Cumberland American All-Stars stopped the waterworks by giving an inspiring speech to…

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  • Harvard Researcher on Aging: There's no 'limit on the human lifespan'

    My peers of a certain age will remember an Oil of Olay commercial about deciding not to grow old gracefully, but rather to "fight it every step of the way." And while we spend billions trying to turn back time, the Fountain of Youth has yet to be found at the bottom of a lotion bottle. But one…

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  • Video Captures First-Ever Footage of Jellyfish Sting Through Microscope

    You've heard of a jellyfish sting, maybe you've even experienced one. But have you ever seen one? When a jellyfish actually stings someone or something, the action is often too small and too fast to see with the naked eye. This video, however, captures a real-life sting in slow motion! …

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  • Gov. Chris Christie Gets Into Twitter Argument With Constituent

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, who is no stranger to commuter controversy following Bridgegate earlier this year, has been taken to task on Twitter while on vacation with his family in California.

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  • Tipsy Wedding Singer Goes Viral Thanks to Actress Michelle Rodriguez

    Has this ever happened to you? You go to a wedding reception to celebrate. You have a few drinks. Maybe you take to the stage and do a little performance. Somebody videos it and puts it on Instagram. Cute. Except whenthat somebody is a celebrity, and now, like it or not, you're Internet…

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  • Mark Zuckerberg, Other Tech Heavyweights Take the #IceBucketChallenge

    We first told you about the #icebucketchallenge last week. In efforts to raise awareness for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, you dump a bucket of ice water on yourself and then nominate three others to do the challenge. If they don’t, they have to donate at least $100…

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  • Left-Handers Day Celebrates Southpaws the World Over

    It’s Aug. 13, and it’s Left-handers Day. Going all the way back to 1976, it’s a day for 7 to 10 percent of the world’s population to celebrate their left-handedness and highlight some of the challenges faced by those who adapt to use right-handed tools and objects such as scissors, spiral-bound…

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  • Spider photobombs TV news program

    The "giant spider" was mostly an optical illusion — but it still provided a disturbing distraction for viewers at home and abroad.

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  • First test-tube baby penguin says hello to the world

    The 12-week-old baby penguin could offer a boost to both science and the dwindling number of wild penguins, researchers say.

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  • Friends and Fans Alike Mourn Robin Williams on Social Media

    The big story today on social media is the passing of celebrated comedian and movie star Robin Williams. He died Monday at the age of 63 in his home near San Francisco from an apparent suicide. According to a statement issued from a representative, he had been battling severe depression of late. …

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  • Rare Dust Devil in Brooklyn Park Caught on Camera

    It was a sunny Sunday afternoon at McCarren Park in Brooklyn, New York City, when an unexpected visitor spun its way through — a whirling dervish of dirt, technically known as a dust devil. Several people took out their smartphones andrecorded the sight, posting pictures and video to social…

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  • Katie Couric Interviews Bionic Arm Inventor Dean Kamen

    Back in 1980, when Luke Skywalker was fitted with a robotic limb after losing his hand in the film "Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back," it was pure science fiction. But what was once fantasy is now a reality.

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  • I’m on a boat: Bill Gates vacations on $330M yacht

    The world's richest man is renting the world's third most expensive yacht for a three week vacation with his family.

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  • 'Human Slinky' Becomes an Undulating, Rainbow-Colored Web Sensation

    'Slinky Man' an Undulating, Rainbow-Colored Web Sensation Remember the Slinky toy? It first hit the scene in the 1940s. It's a spring that can do tricks, including traveling down a flight of stairs.

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  • Man Starts Petition to Have 'Weird Al' Perform Super Bowl Halftime Show

    Ed Ball, a 33-year-old Seattle resident, has started a petition on Change.org calling for "Weird Al" Yankovic to headline the 49th annual Super Bowl halftime show in February 2015 at Arizona's University of Phoenix stadium. More than 60,000 people have already signed the petition. Weird Al would…

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  • #IceBucketChallenge Goes Big on Social Media

    Have you seen people dumping ice water over their heads on your Facebook and Twitter feeds? It's not just a way to cool down in the summer heat — it's also raising awareness of ALS. The #IceBucketChallenge was started by Peter Frates, a former Boston College baseball player who was diagnosed with…

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