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Bill Gates Makes Jimmy Fallon Drink Poop Water (His Words!)

You know the scene from The Princess Bride where Westley and Vizzini try to outsmart each other as to who’s going to drink the poisoned wine? Yeah, you know the one. Remember how it went down? Well, Bill Gates basically pulled a Westley on The Tonight Show and tricked Jimmy Fallon into drinking poop water (THEY WERE BOTH POISONED, AHA!). …

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Bill Gates Samples from Machine That Turns Poop to Water, Electricity

“I watched the piles of feces go up the conveyer belt and drop into a large bin. They made their way through the machine, getting boiled and treated. A few minutes later I took a long taste of the end result: a glass of delicious drinking water.” That’s the word from Bill Gates, who you’re about to see drink a …

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Earth Hour: Throwing Shade At Poor Or Good Cause?

The lights went out over many of the globe‚Äôs major landmarks last night. From the Great Wall of China and pyramids of Egypt to the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben, there was worldwide participation in the name of the annual trend called Earth Hour. Initiated by the World Wide Fund for Nature in 2007, the act is meant to be …

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For Science! Watch This Guy Tongue-Shock Himself with both AC & DC

Ever wondered whether AC or DC hurts more? Thankfully, this guy decided to do the legwork so you don’t have to. Unless you really want to – but I can’t condone that. Ok, fine. Go lick a battery you masochist. That’s all I can suggest. [Mehdi Sadaghdar]

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Google Gives $2.65M Grant To Energy Foundation, Pushes For Policy Reform

Google announced today that Google.org, the company’s philanthropic arm, is giving a $2.65 million grant to the Energy Foundation to support policy reforms that will “lead to more intelligent energy use”. Specifically, the grant will focus on electricity rates, access to electricity markets, and open data policies. The aim is for consumers to make more efficient use of their electricity, …

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Tesla Coils Fulfill Their Ultimate Purpose As Performers Of Southern Rock

The Tesla Coil may be one of the most versatile electricity generating machines ever created. They have been used for years to make music (and perform death defying stunts), but one man may have one of the most impressive Tesla Coil set ups I’ve ever seen. YouTube user Eric Goodchild has used two Tesla Coils to perform the entirety of …

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The iPad’s Hidden Cost: $1.36 A Year For Charging

Any time you make a purchase, it’s always good to know what extra costs will come with it. After all, every purchase comes with its own little (and sometimes not so little) hidden extras. Stuff you’ll have to pay for to make the initial purchase worth it. Buying a car comes with a whole host of extra expenses: maintenance, gas …

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