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9-Year Old New Mexico Boy Is World's Youngest Balloon Pilot

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On Saturday, June 4th, a nine year old Albuquerque boy navigated a 26-minute hot-air balloon flight solo, earning himself the title of the world's youngest hot air balloon pilot.

Can Conservationists Save The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper?

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A team of conservationists led by the staff at the Russian branch of Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust and Birds (WWT), has just launched a last-minute attempt to save one of the world's rarest birds - The Spoon-Billed Sandpiper.

If The World Was A Village of 100 People . . . . .

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How often have we heard of statistics like 20% of the world's population lives below the poverty level or 14% are illiterate? While profound, for most of us, it is hard to visualize how severe the issue really is. To make it simpler to understand, Hong Kong based graphic designer Tobt Ng has created a series of designs dubbed the 'World of 100'.

Surfer Dogs Take Over San Diego's Imperial Beach

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On Saturday June 4th, over 50 dogs showed up at San Diego's Imperial Beach to participate in the annual Loews Coronado Bay Resort Surfing Competition. Now in its sixth year, the challenge that doubles up as a fundraiser, is a fun event that showcases the surfing skills of canines.

Spectacular Eruption At Chile's Puyehue-Cordon Caulle Volcano

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Before the ash from Iceland's Grimsvotn volcano has even had a chance to settle down, another spectacular eruption is making headlines. This time around, it is not in Iceland but in the world's other volcano hotspot - Chile. After being dormant for over 50 years, one of the craters of the Puyenhue-Cordon Caulle volcano suddenly came to life on Saturday, June 4th and erupted with a fury, that has not been seen in recent times.

Video Of The Week - Aussie Robot Solves Rubik's Cube In 10.18 Seconds

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Ever since the Rubik's cube was introduced in 1974, people have been challenging themselves to solve the 3x3x3 cube as fast as they can. Now, Ruby a robot invented at Melbourne's Swinburne University has joined the fray, completing the 3-D mechanical puzzle in a mere 10.18 seconds.

Are You Ready To Slackline?

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Think tightrope walking is tough? Then you haven't seen slacklining, the latest extreme sport in which athletes walk across two points, balancing on a nylon webbing that has been anchored to both sides.

Can You Spell Or Even Pronounce 'Cymotrichous'?

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If you have never heard of 'Cymotrichous', you are not the only one. The word, which means having wavy hair, is not even listed in most dictionaries. However, it seemed to roll off Pennsylvania eight-grader Sukanya Roy's tongue like she uses it every single day, helping her win the coveted National Spelling Bee Championship title, a large trophy and $40,000 USD in scholarship funds.

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