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Dogecoin for Jamaican Bobsledders

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A two-man bobsled team from Jamaica has qualified for the Olympics. Internet donors contributed almost $30,000 in Dogecoin to fund their travel to Sochi.
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Didga the cat rides a skateboard around Australia's Gold Coast. Altogether, it was the best day ever.
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How I Met Your Mother Filmed Its Big Climactic Ending Almost Eight Years Ago. That had to make planning difficult when you don't know how long a series will last.
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10 European Churches Adorned With Human Bones. After all, there's only so much room in the cemetery, and people are waiting their turn.
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Researchers hid a camera in an egg among a colony of penguins. The camera was rolling when a falcon stole the egg and flew off, resulting in a great aerial view.
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Before you start too much heavy reading today, enjoy 32 funny pictures of cute cats.
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Watch the special effects reel for The Wolf Of Wall Street. There was a lot more fakery in the film than you thought!
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Queen Elizabeth is quietly cutting back on her royal duties and transferring some responsibilities to Prince Charles. Some see it as her giving an inch and him taking a mile.
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The many, many problems of the Sochi Olympics. The expense, the politics, the security concerns, and the lack of snow all make us wonder how the place was ever selected.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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