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Use This Handy Trick to Battle Rude, Reclining Airplane Passengers

Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten knows that flying is uncomfortable enough (strict carry-on rules, awkward TSA patdowns) without a rude invasion of space by your fellow passengers. Cramped quarters on most airplanes make it downright inhumane to recline your seat, minimizing the already-meager leg room of the person behind you.

In an effort to avoid such problems, Weingarten created a printable card for travelers that asks the occupants of the seats in front of them to refrain from reclining.

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6 Amazing Water Slides From Around the World [VIDEOS]

A person can only lounge by the pool for so long before he or she starts to crave some slightly more adventurous summer fun. Enter water slides.

All around the world, theme parks (and in some cases, malls) have built some truly inspired – not to mention high-flying – water slides that add the perfect splash to summer.

Of course, not everybo



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5 Fun Things to Take With You to the Beach

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Everybody knows about sunscreen and beach chairs, but what if you want to take your beach time to the next level?

With temperatures climbing into the 90s (in some areas, the 100s) this month, now is the perfect time to buckle down and get serious about planning the perfect trip to the beach.

But before

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Whee! Dutch Transit Authority Installs Playground-Style Slide on Train Platform [VIDEO]

Morning commutes just got a lot more fun in Utrecht. Recent renovations to a train station in the Overvecht neighborhood of the Netherlands city included the installation of a slide (their transit authority calls it a “transfer accelerator”), which passengers can ride to the platform instead of taking the adjacent stairs.

See it in action in the below clip:

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Buford, WY Has a Population of One – Meet Its Only, Lonely Resident [VIDEO]

Feel like getting away from it all? Then consider moving to Buford, Wyoming, where just one man, Don Sammons, comprises the town’s entire population. The ’Today‘ show profiled Sammons and his determination to keep his town alive.

Sammons left Los Angeles 20 years ago and moved to Buford when it had a total of seven residents. Now, he’s the lone occupant in the quiet town, which has only a single paved road running past its abandoned schoolhouse.

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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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Nevada Gives Thumbs-Up To Driverless Cars on the Road [VIDEO]


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A bill has passed in Nevada that makes it legal for Google’s fleet of driverless cars to take to the state’s roads.

The hope is that in the future, these automated cars could avoid the crashes currently caused by distracted driving. Several companies are already hard at work creating the technology necessary to make it happen.

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Southwest Airlines Pilot Suspended After Microphone Gets Stuck

I twelve year veteren pilot for Southwest Airline has been suspended after his mic gets stuck open and all of air traffic control and all other planes in the air head his tirade where he made gay slurs and berated women flight attendants.

Source: MSNBC

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Digital Camera Found With Photos Still Intact After Four Years at Sea

When Aptos, California resident Peter Govaars went with his daughter to examine the the damage that a two-day storm had wrought on nearby Hidden Beach, he discovered the skeleton of a digital camera. It was beaten and battered by the ocean but, amazingly, the memory card was still intact. After opening and cleaning the card with rubbing alcohol to remove the salt and sand, Govars inserted it into his computer and found 104 photographs taken in nearby Santa Cruz during a two-week period in June of 2007. The images, he concluded, had just survived a possible and remarkable four years at sea.

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Wild West Shootout Re-Enactment Hospitalizes Three Spectators

Tourists watching the Old West show in Hill City, South Dakota last Friday got a real taste of the mayhem associated with that time period when live ammo began spraying into the crowd.

Investigators  aren’t sure if real bullets somehow got into the actor’s guns, or if it was  shrapnel from blanks that wounded three spectators seriously enough to be taken to the hospital in  ambulances.

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Subway Pole Dancing Is Becoming a Trend [VIDEOS]

The big news in public transportation this week was 26-year old Ryan Wenzel (not pictured), who entertained riders of New York City's L Train with a pole dance.

While the show may have seemed spontaneous, it turns out it was actually part of a shoot for an upcoming Girl Talk video.

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Z94 Beaches Boscobel Broadcast – Day 3 [SPONSORED]

Although we didn't bring any kids on the trip, it was pretty obvious that Beaches Boscobel Resort and Golf Club is a great place for kids.

As we were heading down to breakfast this morning, we walked by the Sesame Street character breakfast. The kids inside were having a blast, dancing with Elmo and hugging Cookie Monster. The little ones were bouncing around, elated to sit down for a meal with their favorite characters. There are various shows and activities to do throughout the day with Sesame Street, like finding the letter of the day with Grover, exercising with Elmo and looking for rubber duckies with Ernie.

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