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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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