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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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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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