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This Day in History for June 23 – Burger Sworn In and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:
1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes receives a patent for the typewriter (More info)
1969 – Warren E. Burger is sworn in as Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court by retiring Chief Justice Earl War…
US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny [VIDEO]
Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.
The US has been named the funniest country in a survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.
$765 Beer Comes Wrapped in Roadkill [VIDEO]
Thanks to craft beer company BrewDog, you can now look hobo-chic while drinking your beer. That's because the UK-based firm --co-owned by James Watt and Martin Dickie - has created a potent bottle of beer served inside an actual squirrel, weasel or hare carcass.
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 …
Facebook-Obsessed Couple Names Their Baby ‘Like’
An Israeli couple recently named their newborn daughter "Like," as in, the button you press when you enjoy a post on the popular social media site Facebook.
This is how the girl's father, Lior Adler, explained the name to the German press agency dpa:
"If once people gav…

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