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McDonald’s Curly Fries: They Exist, But Only If You Live Here McDonald’s Curly Fries: They Exist, But Only If You Live Here
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McDonald’s–like many other fast food restaurants–likes to test things out before they start making them available to the general public. Part of the reason they make things available in specific stores is that certain foods are proven to do better …

Alex Morgan: Twitter Reacts To Soccer Sweetheart Alex Morgan: Twitter Reacts To Soccer Sweetheart
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Alex Morgan may have just made her way to the top of the Olympics’ Most Loved Women list with her superb overtime play last night, and Twitter is buzzing about it. Morgan, who hasn’t been playing as well as expected …

Kirk Urso Dies at 22, American Soccer Player Kirk Urso Dies at 22, American Soccer Player

If you keep up with the soccer world (at least the American leagues), I am sure you know of Kirk Urso, a talented soccer player from Downers Grove, Illinois. During his college years, Urso played soccer for the University of …

Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business Amazon Gets Into The Textbook Renting Business
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Your local college textbook store now has another competitor – and it’s a big one. Amazon has just begun to allow students to rent print textbooks for what they say can be up to 70% of the sale price. I …

New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color
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UPDATE: NASA has released the first video of the descent. Since the Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars earlier today, we’ve only been treated to a few black and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of …

Fred Matua Dies At 28, Twitter Reacts Fred Matua Dies At 28, Twitter Reacts
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Fred Matua, former USC offensive lineman, has passed away at the too-young age of 28 of a heart-related condition, leaving friends, family, and teammates struggling to deal with their grief. Matua was a fierce competitor, arriving at USC with an …

Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality Twitter in Basque, Czech, & Greek Now a Reality

Three more languages have graduated from Twitter’a translation center. Now, Twitter is available in Basque, Czech, and Greek. From the Twitter translation center blog: Last May, we opened our Translation Center to 6 new languages using a new set of …

Terrell Owens Moving To Seattle? Terrell Owens Moving To Seattle?
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Terrell Owens has had a rough couple of years; besides an embarrassing incident which saw the free agent hold a workout for NFL teams at which no one showed up, he’s also dealt with an ACL injury and a rather …

Mars Rover, Wikipedia, and Breaking Bad Mars Rover, Wikipedia, and Breaking Bad

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans? Google Asks: Are We Ready For Robots Who Can Think, Act, And Relate To Humans?
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This is the kind of thing many have probably expected Google to build eventually – a robot who can think, act, and relate to humans. Don’t worry, it’s hardly an announcement for a new robot product, but Google Science Fair …

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, …

Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out Wikipedia Goes Down: Internet Freaks Out
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Update: Wikipedia now appears to be back in working order. Either way, this was quite a reminder of just how much the Internet has come to rely on Wikipedia. What a scare! As Cinderella once said, “You don’t know what …

Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics? Crip Walk Dance: Does It Belong At The Olympics?
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The Crip Walk. It’s a dance move that originated in the 1970s from the infamous Crip gang. It has since taken on some mainstream popularity, but its origins have never truly been forgotten. That’s why the response has been divided …

Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad Mars Rover Just Wants To Watch Breaking Bad
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The Curiosity Mars Rover is a pretty big deal. It may actually be able to finally answer the age old question – was there ever life on Mars? The rover itself may not be too concerned with that right now, …

Powerball Jackpot Now Sitting At $181 Million Powerball Jackpot Now Sitting At $181 Million
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The Powerball Jackpot is now sitting at $181 million, with the next drawing to happen on Saturday night. As you may know, the drawings happen each Wednesday and Saturday. Wednesday’s winning numbers were 3,16,48,56,58 Powerball: 4. There were no jackpot …

4chan, Purveyor Of Fine Internet Culture, Hits One Billion Posts 4chan, Purveyor Of Fine Internet Culture, Hits One Billion Posts
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With all the attention focused on Reddit and the disappointing Digg reboot, we tend to forget one of the leading pioneers in making the Internet a better/worse place to live. Thanks to 4chan and its often wonderful /b/ board, we …

NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space NASA Enlists SpaceX To Send Americans Back To Space

SpaceX is doing it. The company created by PayPal/Tesla Motors co-founder Elon Musk, is going to send people into space. Follow @SpaceX SpaceX @SpaceX SpaceX Selected by @NASA to Return Americans to Space! http://t.co/1yvIHDqO  Reply  ·  Retweet  ·  Favorite1 hour …

Matt Barnes Arrest Gets Ugly Over Unpaid Ticket Matt Barnes Arrest Gets Ugly Over Unpaid Ticket
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Matt Barnes, former LA Lakers star, was arrested on Monday night on charges of failing to appear in court for an unpaid ticket he was given for driving on a suspended license, and while that may seem pretty cut and …

Total Recall, Michael Phelps, and Siri Total Recall, Michael Phelps, and Siri

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold NBC Airs Racist or Unfortunately Timed Monkey Gymnast Promo After Gabby Douglas Wins Gold
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Deliberate racism? Unfortunate timing? Public overreaction? Simple FAIL? People are debating those questions this morning after a promo for the new NBC show Animal Practice ran immediately following Bob Costas’ lead out to Olympic gymnast Gabby Douglas’ historic gold medal …

Wesley Snipes, Diet Coke, and $800 iPhones Wesley Snipes, Diet Coke, and $800 iPhones

Twitter is a wonderful place for one-liners. To be funny on the site, you’ve got to be sharp and practice economy of language. You’ve only got 140 characters to make an impression. And what better way to wind-down the work …

Tony Sly Dies at 41, No Use For a Name Singer Tony Sly Dies at 41, No Use For a Name Singer
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If you are an fan of punk rock music, and familiar with bands like The Foo Fighters, Yellowcard, and Blink 182, you are probably familiar with the band called No Use For a Name, led by Tony Sly, who unfortunately …

Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again Google Updates Toolbar PageRank Again
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Google has updated the Google Toolbar PageRank again, for the first time since May. Obviously sites are moving both up and down, but we’re not seeing a ton of complaints so far. A lot of people are talking about the …

iPhone 5 Rumor: $800? Not Likely, But Twitter’s Riled Up iPhone 5 Rumor: $800? Not Likely, But Twitter’s Riled Up
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With rumors swirling about that Apple’s next iPhone (iPhone 5? New iPhone?) will be unveiled on September 12th, the next logical step (other the specs speculation) is to worry about the price. And if you happened to log on to …