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Japan Nobel Laureate Gets New Washing Machine

Posted October 21st, 2012 at 4:05 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese cabinet ministers are pooling their money to purchase a new washing machine for Shinya Yamanaka, who was recently awarded the $1.2 million Nobel prize for medicine along with a colleague. Yamanaka had joked that he was fixing his washing machine when Oslo called to say he had won the prize for his stem cell […]

Iranian News Agency Runs Fake Ahmadinejad-Obama Poll

Posted September 28th, 2012 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The results of one poll proved too good for an Iranian news service to pass up, even though they were not true. Iran’s semi-official Fars news service Friday published a story on its website titled “Gallup Poll: Rural Whites Prefer Ahmadinejad to Obama.” The story claims a poll by the Gallup Organization finds “the overwhelming […]

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Remains of Astronaut,Actor Launched by SpaceX

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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While the SpaceX rocket launched Tuesday takes supplies to the International Space Station, it also released samples of the remains of some 300 people, including an astronaut and a man who played a space traveler on television and in movies. Astronaut Gordon Cooper, who died in 2004, and Star Trek actor James Doohan, who died […]

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Star Trek Actor’s Remains Launched by SpaceX

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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The SpaceX ship launched early Tuesday contained more than just supplies for the International Space Station; it also carried samples of the remains of about 300 people, including an actor known for his role in the Star Trek movie and television series. Actor James Doohan, who died in 2007, is among those who chose to […]

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Star Trek Actor’s Remains Launched by SpaceX

Posted May 22nd, 2012 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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The SpaceX ship launched early Tuesday contained more than just supplies for the International Space Station; it also carried samples of the remains of about 300 people, including an actor known for his role in the Star Trek movie and television series. Actor James Doohan, who died in 2007, is among those who chose to […]

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Early Freeze Stops Alaska Fuel Delivery

Posted December 6th, 2011 at 7:10 am (UTC-5)
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With the port of Nome, Alaska frozen shut by an early season storm, residents of the far northern U.S. town are faced with the prospect of extremely high gasoline prices. The port froze before the final fuel delivery of the season arrived. Local government officials have researched alternative ways to get the fuel into Nome. […]

Chicago Museum Wins Annual “Best Restroom” Contest

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A natural history museum in Chicago, Illinois has won the designation of “America’s Best Restroom” for its sleek design, eco-friendly facilities, and ability to handle the needs of 3,500 visitors per day. The online poll held by a business-supply company invited Internet users to nominate public restrooms across the nation. The men’s and women’s restrooms […]

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Ex-Beatle McCartney Says ‘Love Me Do’ for Third Time

Posted October 9th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Beatle Paul McCartney married for the third time Sunday, tying the knot with American heiress Nancy Shevell at the same London register office where he married his first wife, Linda, 42 years ago. The happy couple emerged from a 45-minute civil ceremony at Old Marylebone Town Hall attended by close family and friends, including […]

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US Woman Claims Uncle Hijacked Plane in Long-Unsolved Mystery

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 12:10 pm (UTC-5)
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A woman in the United States is claiming that her uncle carried out the brazen hijacking of an airplane 40 years ago and escaped with $200,000 in the only unsolved skyjacking in American history. Marla Cooper told the ABC News television network that she is convinced the 1971 hijacking was carried out by her uncle, […]

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