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RIP Neil Armstrong — Fellow Astronauts Mourn His Death

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon, passed away this weekend from complications caused by recent heart surgery. He was 82 years old.

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Jerry Nelson, the Man Behind the ‘Sesame Street’ Count, Has Passed

It's a sad day for lovers of 'Sesame Street' everywhere -- Jerry Nelson, the puppeteer who gave Count von Count his voice passed away Thursday of unspecified causes at the age of 78.

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Asking for Directions Left Beanie Baby Billionaire Tipping $20,000

Try not to get too depressed that the Beanie Baby guy is a billionaire -- at least he's using his money for good, rather than evil. Ty Warner recently gave a woman who was trying to raise money for a medical procedure $20,000 for giving him directions.

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Umpire Jim Joyce Saves Woman’s Life Before Hitting the Mound… No Big Deal

This isn't the first time baseball umpire Jim Joyce has been in the news. Two years ago, a famously blown call that cost Detroit’s Armando Galarraga a perfect game put him in the headlines. This week, however, he's better known as the hero who saved the life of a woman with a heart problem.

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Michelle Obama’s Health Kick Hits Home — Bo Is On a Diet

When the First Lady says she's serious about healthy food, the First Lady means she is serious about healthy food. Even the First Dog, Bo, is not beyond reproach, and, after packing on a few pounds, is now on a diet. Yes, the dog is on a diet.

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Oxford Online Adds Ridic New Words to Dictionary

Thank the merciful heavens! Now we can say "micropig" as much as we want without having to endure the crushing shame of using a word that isn't a legitimate word. Micropig is just one of dozens of terms that became official as part of ODO's most recent quarterly update of new words and definitions, which includes "soul patch," "hosepipe ban" and "vajazzle." Finally! Our Thursday night dinner conversation is legit!

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Barack Obama vs. Mitt Romney In the Smartphone Showdown Game of the Year

It's not everyday that you get to see Mitt Romney smacked in the face with a hot dog or President Obama trounced with a balloon sword... Until now. Thanks to a new, free phone game called Vote!!!, you can see it every day. It might seem like they've lost sight of the point of democratic elections by making the two presidential candidates go toe-to-toe, but the folks at Epic Games could actually be on to something.

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Turtle Rescued From Being Duct-Taped to Balloons

Tying a bunch of balloons to a house makes a really sweet, heartwarming cartoon movie. Tying a bunch of balloons to a turtle, on the other hand, just makes you a giant jerk. But that didn't stop some horrible person in California from duct-taping a massive bunch of helium-filled balloons to a box turtle and releasing it into the air. Fortunately, the turtle was rescued and an investigation is underway.

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Bullied Bus Monitor Karen Klein Starts Her Own Anti-Bullying Foundation

Remember Karen Klein, the upstate New York bus monitor who was viciously harassed by her middle school charges in a video that went viral in June? Her story had a happy ending, as an internet fundraising campaign to send the 68-year-old on a "nice vacation" raised over $700,000 from 32,000 people around the world.

That's more than enough money for Klein to retire from the yellow school bus grind. And she plans to. But she is also using a good chunk of the cash -- $100,000 -- to set up the Karen Klein Anti-Bullying Foundation.

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Dramatic News Reporter Adds Some Much-Needed Excitement to Bus Crash Story

Tired of regular, boring, emotionally unavailable news? Well then, this is the video for you because this melodramatic news reporter is very involved with his work. He's emotional. He's gesturing wildly. He's smacking his notepad for emphasis. You really get the sense that it's not every day a bus crashes into a house in Montgomery County, Maryland. And when one does, it is a BIG deal.

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President Obama to Accept Campaign Donations Via Text
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“GIVE”-ing to the Obama Campaign Is as Easy as Texting

President Barack Obama has always been "down" with the young voters. He knows how to dance, he sings, he knows what these kids are saying these days, and he knows how to text. Turns out the latter will be his most important talent in the upcoming election.

In what surely qualifies as one of the first large-scale examples of political fundraising through texting, Obama's reelection campaign will begin accepting donations via text message this week.

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Quadruple Amputee Swims Every Intercontinental Strait, Makes History

Well, we were feeling pretty proud of ourselves for finally looking up that Couch to 5k thing, but it's going to take a little more than that to impress Phillippe Croizon. The quadruple amputee has made history by swimming intercontinental straits linking Oceania, Asia, Europe, America and Africa.

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‘From Talking to Doctors’ Tumblr Helps Todd Akin Understand Everything

Todd Akins, the representative for Missouri's second congressional district, made headlines this week when he made comments suggesting that women who were legitimately raped (which we're not even going to get into) don't usually get pregnant because their uterus has ways to "shut that down." This magical uterine wizardry is something he understands from talking to doctors, apparently.

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21 Awesome ‘Nintendo Power’ Covers

Anyone nostalgic for the glory days of gaming will be sad to hear that 'Nintendo Power' will be magazine-shuttering its magazine-windows soon, with a senior editor promising on Twitter to try to "make the last issues memorable." We'll miss this magazine, which sadly cannot compete with some random dude showing you exactly how to get through a level on YouTube. We've found some old (and some not-so-old) covers to commemorate its passing. (What? Don't act like you never played the 'Tiny Toons' game -- it was awesome.)

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Dogs Who Chase Their Tails May Suffer From Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

When we see a pooch chase its tail, we tend to just dismiss it as a dog being a dog. But there appears to be more to this illogical canine behavior, as researchers from Finland have been able to link it to obsessive-compulsive disorder.

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