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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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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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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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Guys Stuck at Airport Overnight Make Their Own Fun [VIDEO]

When friends Joe and Larry got stuck at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport overnight, they embraced their confinement like two kids in an empty candy store. Once the airport cleared out for evening, they were off to the wheelchair races. They also hit the escalators, the kitchen, the shoe shine chair and the airport bar, filming the whole adventure in HD for the internet to see. Check it out below:

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University of New Mexico Football Player Arrested for Wearing Baggy Pants on Plane

University of New Mexico football player Deshon Marman’s trip to San Francisco was already sad enough before police got involved.

Marman, who was in the city to attend the funeral of a high school friend, was arrested at San Francisco International Airport Wednesday after he refused to pull up his saggy pants while on a plane heading to Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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What Fun-Loving Town Has Been Voted America’s Dirtiest City?

It seems as if New Orleans has a long way to go to clean up after Hurricane Katrina.

New Orleans, where Sunday mornings on Bourbon Street look like a giant frat house after a kegger, has been crowned with the dubious honor of America's dirtiest city in a new survey.

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What To Do If Your Car Overheats

Air conditioning can make you more comfortable while driving in Hot weather.  But the additional load can increase your chances of your engine overheating. Plus, more things can happen like low coolant level or a leak, that may have your car feeling like it is boiling over.

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Personal Jetpacks Closer to Becoming a Reality [VIDEO]

Traffic backed up on Cache Rd.? Wouldn't be a problem if you had your own personal jetpack - and they could be coming soon.

Martin Jetpack, a New Zealand company which has been working on the personal jetpack for the last 27 years, had a successful test run of its latest prototype at 5,000 feet over the weekend.

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Australia’s Metropolitan Cities Suffering From ‘Man Drought’

Finding your true love has always been a difficult feat, but female singles in Australia's busy metropolitan areas are facing an extreme case of the lonelies. The reason: a lack of eligible men.

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KLAW 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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