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Since it's MLK Day and all, I figured I'd spotlight another man with a dream, albeit a considerably less important one: the dream of using the Internet to become a millionaire. Perhaps taking his cues from Sesame Street's The Count, Birmingham's own Jeremy Harper (a friend of our editor-in-chief) is trying to get rich by counting to 1,000,000 on his webcam. Each number is going for $1, and corporations are encouraged to buy blocks of 1,000. Of course, advertising's part of the appeal: while Harper's counting the numbers in your block in his charming Southern drawl, your ad will flash below the webcam screen. According to the site, the feat will supposedly take 3 months of counting at 16 hours per day. And while the only numbers I ever plan to buy are those of the lotto variety, I have to say, as a fairly lazy person myself, I do admire the very small lengths Jeremy is willing to go to to make a buck. Click here to visit the site.

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Take a Rare Glimpse Inside the World's Largest Seed Reserve
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Since 2008, the remote Arctic island of Spitsbergen has been home to the world’s largest seed storage facility, known as the Svalbard Global Seed Vault.

The 11,000-square-foot facility contains nearly 865,000 seed samples—many of which are crops—and functions as both a reserve in the event of a catastrophe and as a backup for other seed banks around the world. Countries can send samples for preservation and access the reserves as needed (the effort is funded by Norway in conjunction with the organization Crop Trust). The vault was opened for the first time last year in light of the destruction caused by the Syrian War.

Access to the fault is notoriously limited, but AJ+ has a glimpse inside on its YouTube page. It’s a rare look at a place that isn’t known for its looks, but holds some of the planet’s most beautiful and valuable offerings.

[h/t The Kid Should See This]

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This Infographic Explains the Difference Between Perfume and Eau de Toilette
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Ever wondered why you can't smell the perfume you dabbed on earlier this morning? Maybe it's because you aren't actually wearing perfume. Instead, you likely applied eau de toilette, cologne, or another type of fragrance.

These sprays contain different concentrations of fragrance oil dissolved in solutions of alcohol and water. Scents with a heavier amount of oil are stronger, they're more expensive, and they also last for longer periods of time. Even the most discerning shopper might not know whether to opt for parfum or eu de parfum when perusing bottles of Chanel No. 5 at the fragrance counter—or even realize there's a difference. 

If you'd prefer to smell like a few roses instead of a field of them, it's handy to know the difference between perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, cologne, and eau fraiche when you're out shopping for a new scent. Lifehacker recently ran this handy infographic by Real Men Real Style, which breaks down the strength of each fragrance along with how long it lasts. Use it as a guide to purchase the perfect product for you.

[h/t Lifehacker]

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