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Time-Lapse Sand Sculptures

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No more pencils, no more books, no more teachers' dirty looks! Summer is finally here and if you're anything like me, you've got beaches on the brain. Sand castles are part of the perfect summer, but some artists aren't content with just a little bucket and shovel action. Here, watch time-lapse videos of some of the biggest and most captivating sand sculptures. Maybe it will inspire you to build big on the beach this year.

The Sandbox

This scary crocodile sculpture lives in Key West.

Sand in the City

More reptiles in Olympia, Washington.

Giant Sand Castle and Mr. Sandman

These two giant sculptures seem to come together so quickly!

World Championship of Sand Sculpting

This is a great look at some of the best sand creations ever made.

Cheetah

At the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in the UK, a cheetah goes after his prey.

Anne Boleyn

John Gowdy recreates the beheading of the queen of England.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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