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Homeless man learns to code, launches app


After receiving coding lessons from a helpful Samaritan, a homeless man in New York launches Trees for Cars, a new carpooling app with a focus on saving the environment.

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Olympic final most-watched hockey game in 30 years


Canada's victory against Team USA in the Olympic gold-medal game Sunday night was the most-watched hockey game in the United States in 30 years.

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Why is the Donkey a Symbol of the Democrat Party?


The donkey was first associated with the Democratic Party during the 1828 presidential election when opponents of Democratic candidate Andrew Jackson referred to him as a "jackass."

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Edible Six-Pack Rings Feed, Rather Than Strangle, Wildlife


Plastic six-pack rings are the bane of conservationists — images of sea birds and turtles entangled in them serve as constant reminders that consumer culture and the environment don’t get along. But thanks to an innovation from a Florida-based brewery, we can feel a little better about enjoying a six-pack.

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Long Ago, a Pilot Landed on an Uptown Street. That’s Where the Bar Was.


A plane sat on 191st Street in 1956 after its wings were removed for shipment. The pilot landed the craft on St. Nicholas Avenue, rear, as part of a barroom bet.

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15 Facts About ‘The Silence of the Lambs’ You Didn’t Know


In 1991, one of the most iconic (and terrifying) horror movies of all time was released: The Silence of the Lambs, based on Thomas Harris‘ novel of the same name. It achieved both critical and commercial success, paving the way for future sequels which would never quite live up to the success of The Silence of the Lambs. While we’ll never forget Clarice Starling or Hannibal Lecter (or Buffalo Bill, no matter how hard we may try), there are some things most fans still don’t know about the film itself.

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Feeling small: Fingers can detect nano-scale wrinkles even on a seemingly smooth surface


Our sense of touch is clearly more acute than many realize. A new study by Swedish scientists demystifies the "unknown sense" with first-ever measurements of human tactile perception.

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Ireland monument to Choctaw Nation finished


Got word from a reader today that a sculpture made in honor of a donation from the Choctaw Nation to the people of Ireland in 1847 has been finished and is now on display in Bailic Park in Middleton, a small town of 12,000 not far from Ireland’s southern coast in County Cork.

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Always Late to the Party - E.T. II: Nocturnal Fears (Story Treatment)


Midway through the summer of 1982, there was no one absorbing more power in Hollywood than Steven Spielberg. With his sci-fi masterpiece, “E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial,” Spielberg not only had a smash hit flexing unreal box office muscle, but a motion picture that won over every audience it played for, burrowing straight into total cultural consciousness.

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The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan


A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE Japan to make his dream of a water, space and energy efficient indoor farming system a reality. Despite having only started production a year ago, the farm is already shipping out 10,000 heads of lettuce per day.

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