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The Internet’s Dominant Languages

Of the world's billion Internet users, one in three logs on in English. That's no surprise. The technology got its start in the U.S., most Web pages are English, and more than 60 percent of the U.S., Canadian, U.K., and ...
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Deceased Dad's Son, Tanner Brownlee

Deceased Dad’s Son Gets Unexpected Gift

Tanner Brownlee and his brother, Chase, had been hoping to raise enough money to buy their deceased father's patrol car at a local auction following his death. Sam Brownlee, their father was killed in the line of duty five years ...
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70 Ways To Save The Earth

70 Ways To Save The Earth Unplug your electronics at night Certain electrical appliances need to be turned off at night instead of being left on "phantom power" - standby mode. An average home has about 40 products that drain ...
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Oakland Zoo Auctioning Off Artwork By Animals

The Oakland Zoo RAISED money for conservation by auctioning artwork created by giraffes, bats, elephants and other resident animals. Thirty-two works of art by more than 20 species are on auction on eBay. Click here to view the current auctions ...
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Violent movies: Do they inspire madmen?

One violent movie does not a mass killer make, said Peggy Noonan in The Wall Street Journal. But the pornographic violence that now fills popular films has “the cumulative power to desensitize and destabilize” impressionable minds. Disturbed young men like ...
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Girl, 10 saves grandpa

■ Cara Jumper, 10, expected a fun day with her grandpa at the family fishing hole in South Carolina. But when Coy Jumper suffered a stroke and fell into deep water, the petite girl found herself leaping to his rescue ...
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Firstborn Children Tend To Be Smarter Than Younger Siblings

Firstborn kids truly do have a tendency to be more astute than their kin, another study has found. The reason is not biological, as a few specialists have suspected, but instead the way folks treat children, contingent upon conception order ...
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A Bare Protest of Art

Tired of the pretentiousness of the art world, artistic performer / radio personality Lisa Levy of Brooklyn, New York, took her stance by sitting on a toilet, naked and motionless, to protest artists' "BS" by presenting herself in the "humblest" ...
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Lottery winners give back

■    A Missouri couple have used their record lottery winnings to improve their hometown. Mark and Cindy Hill have spent chunks of their $293 million fortune on the town of Camden Point buying it a new firehouse and baseball field, ...
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Why you can’t resist scratching an itch

Feeling itchy from a sunburn, a bug bite or some other skin irritation is miserable, but the pleasure you get from scratching it isn't just the absence of pain. It feels legitimately good to scratch, and the reason is fascinating ...
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