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TSA Searches Woman’s Afro at Atlanta Airport [VIDEO]

Headed down an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Dallas-based hairdresser Isis Brantley (who counts neo-soul singer Erykah Badu as a client) was stopped by TSA agents who insisted on checking her ample Afro hairstyle for explosives.

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Conan's TV Studio for Rent
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Conan O’Brien’s TV Studio Listed for Rent on Airbnb [VIDEO]

Are you looking for a cheap and spacious place to stay in sunny Burbank, California from October 10 - 13? If so, Conan O'Brien may have just the place for you.

O'Brien recently listed his 25,000 square foot TV studio for rent on Airbnb, a popular online marketplace where home owners can offer up short-term rentals to travelers looking for alternatives to a hotel.

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Category: Humor, TV, Video Tags: ,
Time-Lapse Hitchhiking
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Go on a 5,000-Mile Hitchhiking Trip in Three Minutes [VIDEO]

You're bound to meet a few interesting people when you take a year-long hitchhiking trip across the country.

Artist, traveler and self-proclaimed 'lover of people' Benjamin Jenks met exactly 930 when he and his raised thumb journeyed 5,000 miles from Los Angeles to Maine. Artist that he is, Ben put together a time-lapse video of his trip complete with photos of all 930 people he met along the way.

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World’s Shortest Train Blazes Through Japan
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World’s Shortest Train Blazes Through Japan [VIDEO]

You've probably heard of the Smart Car but what about the Smart Train? Filmed near the Tokyu Ikegami Station in Ōta, Tokyo, this Japanese micro-train blazes through the frame so fast, you might miss it if you blink. Sure there may be some editing trickery going on in this clip (the YouTube comments indicate that Tokyo doesn't have much of a need for a single-axle train), but a commuter can dream, can't he?

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Ultimate method for plane boarding
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Finally! Astrophysicist Figures Out Most Efficient Airplane Boarding System [VIDEO]

Anybody who's ever boarded an airplane knows that there is something terribly inefficient about the slow, agonizing process. Astrophysicist Jason Steffen decided to do something about the messy procedure, using science to develop a plane boarding method that cuts seating times in half.

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Comedian Covers Himself in Bird Seed, Lets Pigeons Feed Off His Body [VIDEO]

Comedian Mark Malkoff already made a scene Stateside when he pulled a series of pranks in an Apple store, and now he's moved on to Holland, where he recently allowed pigeons in Amsterdam's Dam Square to feed from his prone body.

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Impromptu Exotic Dance Diverts Flight

A 7am flight between Moscow and London is an unusual venue for an exotic dance, but that's exactly when and where a 39-year-old Russian woman busted out an interactive striptease.

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Peter Shankman, Lockerz
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Man Posts Sarcastic Tweet, Gets Steak Dinner Delivered to Airport

Peter Shankman "had visions of steak in my head" when he waited for an airplane that was going to bring him from Tampa, Florida to Newark, New Jersey. So the investment guru sent out a sarcastic Tweet requesting the steak house chain Morton's meet him in the Newark airport in two hours with a porterhouse -- and to his surprise, they obliged!

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French bread vending machine
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Baguette Vending Machine Offers Up Fresh Bread 24/7 [VIDEO]

You can get lobster from a vending machine in Japan, so why not a baguette from one in France? French baker Jean-Louis Hecht has developed a machine which dispenses warm, fresh bread any time of the day. The idea for the innovation came when customers would knock on the door of his apartment -- which was above his bakery -- off hours and ask if he had any left over baguettes he could sell them.

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VisitBritain riot parody
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Darkly Funny Parody of British Tourism Ad Invites You to Riot [VIDEO]

A British tourism campaign called 'VisitBritain,' in which English celebrities "invite" tourists to vacation in Great Britain, has been pulled from all overseas markets due to the rather uninviting rioting currently plaguing our cross-Atlantic cousins.

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Star Trek Resort
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Star Trek Resort Coming to Jordan

Trekkies will have the perfect place to enjoy a little fun in the sun, come 2014, when a 1.5 billion dollar Star Trek-themed resort is scheduled to open in the Middle Eastern kingdom of Jordan.

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Stowaway Bat Freaks Out Airplane Passengers [VIDEO]

Forget snakes on plane -- now we've got bats invading our airlines.

Last Friday, passengers on an Atlanta-bound Delta flight felt like they were in an airborne Gotham City when a bat emerged from the cabin, giving travelers quite a start.

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One Guy Experiences 11 Countries in Mesmerizing Short Film Series [VIDEO]

If you're ever fortunate enough to have the free time (and extra cash) to spend 44 days traveling to 11 countries, pray that you also have a couple talented filmmakers with you -- because you could end up with an amazingly cool little trilogy like this one made by Rick Mereki, Tim White, and Andrew Lees.

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Lindsay Lohan Makes Fun of Shoplifting Past in Air New Zealand Ad [VIDEO]

Though her personal choices have been -- how do we put this lightly? -- questionable over the last few years, nobody can deny that Lindsay Lohan has a pretty good sense of humor.

Which might be the reason why the 'Mean Girls' star agreed to sit down for an interview with Air New Zealand mascot, Rico, on the airline's series of web ads, 'On the Skycouch With Rico.'

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Use This Handy Trick to Battle Rude, Reclining Airplane Passengers

Washington Post columnist Gene Weingarten knows that flying is uncomfortable enough (strict carry-on rules, awkward TSA patdowns) without a rude invasion of space by your fellow passengers. Cramped quarters on most airplanes make it downright inhumane to recline your seat, minimizing the already-meager leg room of the person behind you.

In an effort to avoid such problems, Weingarten created a printable card for travelers that asks the occupants of the seats in front of them to refrain from reclining.

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