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Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

By Meera Dolasia on July 21, 2014
Japanese Scientist Builds Robots That Look Eerily Human

The fact that the Japanese love robots is well-known. The nation of 127 million people currently employs over a quarter million robots workers, more than any other country in the world, and the number is expected to quadruple in the next 15 years. So far, most of the robots have been built for the industrial sector and therefore bear no resemblance to humans. But if some scientists have their way, the days of androids - robots that look and act like humans, are not too far away.

World's Largest Sand Sculpting Festival Pays Tribute To Disneyland Paris

By Richard Pavek on July 19, 2014
World's Largest Sand Sculpting Festival Pays Tribute To Disneyland Paris

Though sand sculpting festivals are fairly common, few are as majestic as the one organized by Belgium's Royal Sand Carvers Society. An annual tradition since 1997, the festival which received the 2010 Guinness World Record for the largest such event, incorporates over 150 sand masterpieces created by 30 of the world's best carvers.

Star Soccer Players Sport Some Sweet Rides

By June Liu on July 13, 2014
Star Soccer Players Sport Some Sweet Rides

A month ago, only avid soccer fans knew who Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar da Silva Santos Jr. were. However, thanks to the just ended FIFA World Cup, the trio have become household names, and rightfully so - After all, Messi was instrumental in getting Argentina to the finals, and Brazil's dismal performance against Germany and the Netherlands highlighted just how important Neymar is to the country's success in soccer. Though Ronaldo did not quite live up to the lofty expectations, he did score one of the two goals in Portugal's final game against Ghana and made a crucial assist in their match against the United States.

Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest for Eighth Consecutive Year!

By Kavi Dolasia on July 7, 2014
Joey Chestnut Wins Hot Dog Eating Contest for Eighth Consecutive Year!

When one thinks of 4th of July celebrations the things that come to mind are an afternoon feast of watermelon, chips and . . . lots and lots of hot dogs. The best place to eat these tasty franks? The one and only 'Nathan's Famous Fourth Of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest', where participants are handsomely rewarded for devouring as many hot dogs (buns and all) as they can, in the given time.

White House Celebrates Nation's 238th And Malia Obama's Sweet 16th Birthday!

By Kavi Dolasia on July 4, 2014
White House Celebrates Nation's 238th And Malia Obama's Sweet 16th Birthday!

Though July 4th, the day our incredible country was 'born' is always celebrated with great abandon at the White House, this year's celebration is even more special. That's because in addition to the nation's 238th birthday, today also happens to be First daughter Malia Obama's, sweet sixteen.

National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

By Meera Dolasia on July 1, 2014
National Ice Cream Month Starts Today!

While most of us don't need an excuse to devour one or even a few scoops of ice cream, it is always nice to have one. And what better reason than helping fulfill one's civic duty, which is what United States residents will be doing when they eat the creamy treat this month. That's because July happens to be National Ice Cream Month!

Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

By Meera Dolasia on June 27, 2014
Two-Year-Old Peanut Crowned 'World's Ugliest Dog'

On Friday, June 20th, 29 dogs along with their doting owners came to Santa Rosa, California to participate in a rather unusual competition - one that seeks out and honors the World's Ugliest Dog'. Now in its 26th year, the contest is one of the biggest attractions at the annual Sonoma County Fair.

Michigan Teen Carries Brother For 40-Miles To Raise Cerebral Palsy Awareness

By Meera Dolasia on June 25, 2014
Michigan Teen Carries Brother For 40-Miles To Raise Cerebral Palsy Awareness

On June 8th, 2014, fourteen-year-old Hunter Gandee and his seven-year-old brother Braden, trekked 40-miles to raise awareness about Cerebral Palsy. While that was certainly impressive, what was even more so is that the entire 'Cerebral Palsy Swagger', as the boys called it, was completed with Braden perched on his brother's back. And it is not because the younger boy is lazy, but because the muscular disorder has left him debilitated and unable to walk without help.

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