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Calvin and Hobbes Artwork Breaks Auction Record
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Original ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ Artwork Sells for Record-Breaking Amount

We've been mourning the sad loss of 'Calvin and Hobbes' ever since cartoonist Bill Watterson stopped producing the beloved comic strip in 1995. But apparently the strip hasn't gone completely forgotten, since a piece of original 'Calvin and Hobbes' artwork recently broke a record at auction by selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

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Balloonist Recreates ‘Up’ in Real Life

In the tear-jerker animated film 'Up,' a home is lifted into the sky by a cluster of party balloons.  While it all looks great in Pixar's beautiful animated style, it doesn't seem like it would be something you could pull off in real life.

But, in fact, cluster ballooning is a thing, and Jonathan Trappe may well be the world's leading cluster balloonist.

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The Biblio-Mat
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Used Bookstore Introduces Book Vending Machine

What bibliophile hasn't dreamed of just putting money into a vending machine and out comes a book that you can read to your heart's content? Sounds great, but not very likely, right? Well, that's where you're wrong. The Monkey's Paw, a used bookstore in Toronto, Canada has created such a machine.

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Presenting ‘Honey Boo Boo’ Made Out of Garbage!

This makes a lot of sense -- it's a sculpture of Honey Boo Boo, made out of 25 pounds of garbage. We see some I Can't Believe It's Not Butter, and a box of spaghetti. Looks like maybe some Snuggie packaging is in there too. Here's an idea for a fun game -- find out how many pieces of Honey Boo Boo garbage you have in your kitchen cabinet right now, and then feel bad accordingly. Thanks, art!

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Samantha Gordon
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9-Year-Old Football Star Samantha Gordon Bests Hall of Famers

We met Samantha Gordon last week, when a highlight video of the nine-year-old dominating her otherwise all-boy football league went viral.

The folks at NFL GameDay were just as blown away as we were with her smooth moves, and invited her to be on Sunday's show.

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Bomb Blast Goes Off During Live Report by Anderson Cooper
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Bomb Goes Off Right Next to Anderson Cooper During Live Report

As an accomplished newsman, Anderson Cooper is probably used to reporting from volatile parts of the world. But he may have gotten more than he bargained for when a bomb went off during a live report from Gaza City on Sunday.

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Category: Amazing, News, Video
MC Hammer Joins Psy Onstage at the AMAs
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‘Hammer Time’ Meets ‘Gangnam Style’ at the American Music Awards

Given that 'Gangnam Style' is one of the most popular songs of 2012, it's not surprising that Psy was tapped to close last night's American Music Awards. But it WAS totally surprising when MC Hammer joined him onstage for an awesome mashup featuring 'Too Legit to Quit.'

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Man Controls ‘Call Me Maybe’ With His Actual Heart

Thank heavens for nerds. One time when we were bored, we dug all the Doritos bits out of our couch.* This guy hacked his running watch so he could control the tempo of it with his heartbeat. Then he filmed himself doing jumping jacks to 'Call Me Maybe.' This video might be the reason that song exists.

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This House Has Serious Christmas ‘Gangnam Style’

John Storm is a lucky man. Most people who move into a new neighborhood and promptly set up an insane Christmas light show set to 'Gangnam Style' would not be very popular.

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skydiving cats
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For Your Pleasure, Cats Skydiving to R. Kelly

This is a commercial from Swedish insurance company Folksam. They are customer-owned and so took requests for commercials from their owners, who are also their customers. One customer, Eva, loves cat

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Category: Amazing, Animals, Humor, Video Tags:
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Awesome Cat Bikes Around Philly on Owner’s Shoulder

Pets are the best. They cheer us up when we're feeling blue, let us dress them in super embarrassing costumes and help us in our chemistry lesson struggles. That's why we love it when we come across awesome videos like this one that further prove our point.

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John Turner
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Man Who Helped With Hurricane Relief Won New Jersey Lottery

It is often said that a good deed is its own reward. However, John Turner got quite a bit more than that when he went to New Jersey to help with Hurricane Sandy clean up.

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Universe Facts
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10 Amazing Facts About the Universe You Won’t Believe

The universe is a pretty amazing place, from the unimaginably large, right down to the incredibly small. There’s an awful lot going on in this field we call "existence."

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Watch an Awesome Music Mashup Created Over 93 Days

We're huge fans of music mashups, because there are tons of different types. Presidential versions and ones involving staplers top our list as favorites so far. There's also that Leo Dicaprio and 'My Little Pony' video that may or may not have weird-ed us out for a while. Well, recently we discovered another mashup artist who's upping the game by recreating a famous piece by composer and pianist Edvard Grieg. (Chances are you'll recognize the tune.)

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See a Nine-Year-Old Girl Football Star in Action

A nine-year-old Utah girl is making headlines (see above) for her amazing skill at football.

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