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Carli Lloyd Leads Women's Soccer Team To A Decisive World Cup Win Over Japan

By Meera Dolasia on July 6, 2015
Carli Lloyd Leads Women's Soccer Team To A Decisive World Cup Win Over Japan

Most soccer players are ecstatic if they score one goal in a major tournament. So you can only imagine how Carli Lloyd must have felt after she managed to put away three goals, within a span of just 16 minutes in the biggest game of all - The 2015 World Cup Final against Japan.

Nathan's Famous July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest Crowns New Winner

By Meera Dolasia on July 5, 2015
Nathan's Famous July 4th International Hot Dog Eating Contest Crowns New Winner

July 4, 2015 was America's 239th birthday. To celebrate the occasion, residents hosted barbecues, sought out the closest fireworks shows and . . . watched in emotions ranging from total awe to horror, as the contestants of Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest tried to outdo each other by devouring copious amounts of hot dogs in ten short minutes.

Taylor Swift - Music Diva Turned Crusader

By Kim Bussing and Sona Dolasia on July 3, 2015
Taylor Swift - Music Diva Turned Crusader

Taylor Swift isn’t content just making headlines for selling millions of albums, scooping up countless awards, or being friends with feminists like Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, and Cara Delevingne. The young musician, who established herself as an international superstar with the release of her first pop album, 1989 last October, has now also become a crusader for artists’ rights.

Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

By Meera Dolasia on July 2, 2015
Go Ahead And Indulge - It's National Ice Cream Month!

Love ice cream? Then you are going to be pleased to hear that July is National Ice Cream month. The month-long homage to everyone's favorite dessert is not a ploy by corporations to sell more ice cream, but one put into effect by President Ronald Reagan.

The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

By Kimberly Solis on June 30, 2015
The Bride Wore . . . Um . . . Toilet Paper?

Any designer worth his/her salt can create a chic wedding gown using silk, satin or chiffon. But to craft one from a few rolls of toilet paper takes some talent. That, however, is exactly what the ten finalists of the 11th Annual "Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest" showcased on June 17, 2015.

Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

By Meera Dolasia on June 29, 2015
Italy Serves Up World's Longest Pizza At Expo Milano 2015

On June 21st, the 30,000 visitors that attended the Expo Milano 2015, a six month-long Universal Exhibition that is currently going on in Milan, Italy, were in for a special treat - a slice of the world's longest pizza! Measuring 1.59545 kilometers or just under a mile, the delicious pie that extended across 800 tables handily surpassed the previous record holder - a 1.1415-kilometre-long pizza made by Spanish chefs in 2011.

Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

By Kimberly Solis on June 25, 2015
Meet Gavin Munro, The Man Who Grows Furniture

Some people like to grow fruits, others prefer to focus on vegetables. Then there is Gavin Munro, who is partial to cultivating furniture. No, he is not a scientist with a crazy idea, but an ordinary man who is living his dream of growing "green" chairs!

Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

By Meera Dolasia on June 23, 2015
Swedish Blood Donors Receive A Text Message Every Time They Help Save A Life

Most people think about donating blood. However, very few actually do it. According to experts though almost 50% of the US population can be counted as potential blood donors less than 10% ever give. What's worse is that even the most consistent ones donate an average of just three to four times during their lifetime. Though these statistics pertain to the US, the situation is similar worldwide. Now the officials in Sweden are trying to to reverse the trend with the help of modern-day technology.

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