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April 13th- Apollo 13 Accident

On this day in 1970, things got a bit hairy for the crew aboard Apollo 13. An oxygen tank on the moon-bound spacecraft ruptured, leaving the three-man crew with little time to figure out a way to get back to Earth.

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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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British Olympians Told Not to Touch Anyone at the Summer Games

If you’re an athlete who’ll be competing at this year’s Olympic games in London, don’t be offended if the 550 British competitors won’t shake your hand. It’s nothing personal — they’re just afraid you might have cooties.

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Richmond Woman Fakes Cancer To Raise Money

Every year I’m proud to say that I take part in the Relay for Life. I walk the track at The School of Deaf in Rome New York and help raise money for our team “Today’s Hope, Tomorrow’s Promise”. I would never in a million years guess that someone could be such a horrible of a person and fake cancer. A Richmond woman did just that , she was fined $100 after admitting she faked cancer to raise money.

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The Las Luminarias de San Anton Looks Bonkers! [PICTURES]

Held in Spain in honor of San Anton, the patron saint of animals, riders take horses through bonfires on the night before the official day of honoring animals in Spain. We had no idea the event existed until we stumbled across these pictures and HOLY TURDS DOES IT LOOK NUTS!

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Steve Jobs’ Death and Occupy Wall Street Round Out the Top 10 Biggest Events of 2011

2011 can be tracked by its dramatic events, beginning with the Tuscon shooting that critically wounded US Rep. Gabby Giffords and continuing all the way up to the death of Muammar Gadhafi in October. O

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The Last Thanksgiving In Iraq

Even though the official Thanksgiving here in the States is later this week, U.S. soldiers in Iraq gathered for an early Thanksgiving dinner because they are shutting down the last dining facility as they prepare to depart the country for good.

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Libyan Dictator Muammar Gadhafi Killed by Rebels in Sirte

Former Libyan dictator Muammar Gadhafi, who’s been in hiding since August when a NATO-backed rebel force seized his headquarters in Tripoli, was killed on Thursday after rebels stormed his hometown of Sirte, where the last remnants of troops loyal to him were hiding. He was 69 years old.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron Considers Implementing ‘Fat Tax’

Citing a desire to avoid soaring health costs and shortened life expectancies, British Prime Minister David Cameron will consider introducing a “fat tax” similar to one recently introduced in Denmark.

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Yoko Ono Working To Raise Hunger Awareness

The 78-year-old widow of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, is launching a global campaign to raise money and awareness to fight childhood hunger and poverty. Ono is asking everyone to "take a moment to imagine a nourished and abundant world, where 'the world will live as one'" on November 1st at 1pm

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Everything You Need To Know About Apple Founder Steve Jobs

You have probably heard by now that the former CEO and co-founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, has passed away at the age of 56. I could fill the rest of this space telling you how much I admire Steve Jobs and how I love all Apple products; however, under the circumstances that doesn't really seem appropriate

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France In Need Of Male Teachers

They may have French Fries, and the Eiffel Tower in France, but the one thing they don't have is male teachers. Apparently there's a huge shortage of male teachers and officials are worried that boy students will end up suffering. How I wonder?

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