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…Or Bust!

March 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Right at the beginning of every year, I go to Florida to visit my family for about two weeks. I figure if I go once for a long time at the beginning of the year, I won’t have to go back for that long any other time during the year. I can come back and […]

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Tags: Adventure · Author - Monika · life

March of the Penguins (Towards Airplanes)

October 26th, 2008 · No Comments

Just in time for Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, which I think involves a bunch of penguins who attempt to pilot an airplane, hundreds of penguins have been airlifted back to the South Atlantic by the Brazilian Air Force. Over a 1000 penguins have washed up on Brazil’s beaches in the past couple of months , […]

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6 Degrees: We’re Not Talking Kevin Bacon

September 16th, 2008 · No Comments

(Getting Paid to Do Nothing, or – A Whole New Meaning to Word “Staycation”) In May, a new batch of test-subjects got ready for the NASA bed-rest experiment. The space agency pays participants $12,000 to stay in bed for 90 days. Seriously, the get paid to do nothing, although they are allowed to roll over […]

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Get an Italian Villa for One Euro…

September 4th, 2008 · No Comments

Is there anyone out there that can watch a film set in Southern Europe without thinking “I WISH I lived there?” Good News for YOU- The guys at tell us how YOU TOO, can own a villa in the Sicilian town of Salemi for only 1 euro. Apparently many of the coastal buildings were […]

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Bad Boys, Bad Boys: Whatcha You Gonna Do When They Come For You?

August 3rd, 2008 · No Comments

(hopefully not ask for a burger and fries) This week, we seem to be stuck on the topic of oil. California may be banning trans fats, but the police in Manila are about to start using fast food oil to run their police cars. The cars will run on a fuel made from a 60/40 […]

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If This Is an Emergency, Please Press 1

July 29th, 2008 · No Comments

Good news – if you get kidnapped by terrorists at the Beijing Olympics, China has some possible solutions for you: • Keep calm. Don’t resist. Believe the government • Don’t make eye contact with or speak to the terrorists. Bend your body down to the ground slowly • Try to keep and hide your telecommunication […]

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It Takes a Village

July 8th, 2008 · No Comments

I don’t know the how, or the when – but a village in eastern India banded together and rescued two elephants from drowning – using some sticks and some rope. That is amazingly good news! Watch the video:

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Denmark: Always the Bride, Never the Bridesmaid

July 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment

Denmark has once again been named the Happiest Place on Earth. This has yet to cause a problem for Disney publicists. The nation of Hamlet was given the award based on its general peacefulness, social programs and abundance of attractive people (the last one is not true, but starring at attractive people all day probably […]

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Tags: Adventure · Author - Chocoholism · Good Lists

Getting High: Third Time is the Charm

July 6th, 2008 · No Comments

On Saturday, a man by the last name of Couch traveled 235 miles by chair. Well, by a chair that had some balloons attached to it. On this, Kent Couch’s third attempt he needed only 150 balloons and nine hours (presumably it was nine hours without the use of a bathroom) to float from Oregon […]

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