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This company will make a poptart-inspired beer

21st Amendment, a brewing company out of California, will produce a short run of a poptart-inspired beer to pay homage to its factory-- which used to be a Kellogg's plant. The beer will be called "Toaster Pastry", it will come in at 7.6% ABV and be offered in "tall-boy" 19.2 oz. cans. Toaster Pastry won't be as sweet as you'd expect, as it's an IPA, but there will probably be some sweetness hidden within this probably-bitter beer. [caption...

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We almost had Jurassic Park: The Animated Series

Jurassic Park fans the world over are about to get really excited—and immediately afterward, really bummed out. According to Mashable, Universal began developing an animated spinoff of the show after its huge success in the early 1990s, hiring William Stout to develop concepts and artwork that were recently published for the first time at the blog From Director Steven Spielberg. Stout first mentioned the animated series that never saw the light of day in a blog...

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Banksy announces 'Dismaland bemusement park' in the UK

Banksy is a mysterious street artist known for bringing street art into the public eye. He's one of the few street artists to find international fame, with work featured in many high-profile art galleries around the world. His latest project is called "Dismaland", a temporary "bemusement park" opening this weekend in the UK. The site will feature 18 attractions, as detailed on the park's website. Featured are Gothic sculptures in a big-top circus tent, a...

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420 replace it-- Idaho changes highway signage to curb theft

Highway officials in Idaho have been scratching their heads—the sign for mile marker 420 keeps getting stolen by stoned ruffians looking for a funny piece of wall art. Instead of shelling out for another sign, they decided to change the sign completely, sacrificing some accuracy to make the marker less appealing to thieves. Idaho's mile marker 420 on highway 95 is now mile 419.9. According to The Big Story by AP, Idaho isn’t the first state to do...

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Oxford plagiarized Wikipedia for textbook information

Wikipedia is incredibly useful, but its status as an open encyclopedia means inaccuracies can spring up from time to time. Troubling, then, that the site was plagiarized in The Oxford Textbook of Zoonoses (diseases that can be transmitted to humans from animals, to save readers from having to look it up on Wikipedia). It’s especially troubling that the copy and pasted passages appeared in a chapter about Ebola. Lifting text from Wikipedia, of course, is not...

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Here's how your luggage gets back to you at the airport

Managing the mountains of luggage found at every airport is no easy task-- it requires miles of track and advanced data systems to get everyone's bags from point A to point B. This awesome video from Thrillist straps a 360-degree camera on to a piece of luggage as it goes through this enormous system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MBWZWyvMng This is a view into a world most of us never see-- the system autonomously moves your checked luggage from your hands,...

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The seven craziest rollercoasters in the world

Today is National Rollercoaster Day, and to celebrate, we’ve rounded up seven of the wildest rides in the world. Some are noted for their length, while others boast extreme heights, borderline-excessive loops and dips, or blistering top speeds. Lets get to it! Here, in no particular order, are the dailyOrbit’s seven craziest rollercoasters. Formula Rossa Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates With a top speed of 150 mph, Formula Rossa is the world’s...

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Disney announces two Star Wars-themed park expansions

Disney acquired the license to the Star Wars franchise back in 2012, and it was met with some doubt from long-time fans of the series. Today however, Disney is capitalizing on their ownership by announcing two Star Wars themed expansions to their parks in Florida and California. Bob Iger, Disney's CEO, announced the new attractions at the 2015 D23 expo, the official annual Disney Fan event. The additions will be on 14 acres of land at two different locations-- Disneyland...

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'The Flock' is a video game with a limited lifespan

Zombie or monster-themed video games are all the rage right now with big titles like Dying Light on the market and Dead Island 2 on the horizon. The Flock is an asymmetrical multiplayer with an interesting twist—the game includes a built-in shut down timer. Players will control a member of “the flock”, a race of sub-human creatures that rose up after an apocalypse.  The flock will be battling over an in-game item called the “light...

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New world record skydive: 164 jumpers

164 people recently jumped out of a plane to break the skydiving world record-- it took 13 attempts and a whole lot of precision to complete the task. The team consisted of people from Spain, Australia, France, Britain, Dubai, and the United States. Take a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CogIXrea6A4 Seven planes had to be flown in a specific formation so that the jumpers could be in the right place at the right time. Starting at 19,700 feet, the...