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Skateboarding Anyone?

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Skateboarding is finally getting the respect it deserves. What used to be considered a dangerous and reckless hobby is now being accepted as a mainstream sport. The momentum has become so positive, that there is a strong possibility of skateboarding being included as an official sport in the 2012 Olympics in London.

Toyota's Robots Can Do Almost Anything

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They guide visitors, chat with clients, play the violin, clean homes and even ferry patients around in a hospital. Meet Toyota's new breed of robots, which are expected to go mainstream, as early as 2010.

It's The Season . . .

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Europe's tallest Christmas tree lit up the skies in Porto, Portugal, amongst a stunning fireworks display. Thousands of people came to witness the lighting of this amazing tree, which is 76 meters (about 230 feet) high and illuminated with over three million lights.

First Map To Name America Accurately, Now On Display

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The last remaining copy of a 500-year-old map of the world that first named America accurately is going on display at the Library of Congress, in Washington D.C., starting December 13th.

Happy Hanukkah!

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Hanukkah - the festival of lights, is celebrated on the 25th day of the month of Kislev, which is based on the Jewish calendar. This year, the festival began at sunset on December 4th.

More than 100 years old, This Rolls Royce Keeps Chugging

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The world's oldest Rolls Royce was manufactured in 1904 and is the fourth Rolls Royce off the assembly line (fourth one to be built). It is a convertible with a 10-horsepower engine and is still running!

Winter Storms Pound The Northern And Midwestern States

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Winter is here and it is making its presence felt quite severely in the Northern and Midwestern parts of the USA, as well as, parts of Canada.

Northern California Boy Wins World Chess Championship

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Twelve-year-old Daniel Naroditsky is the winner of the World Youth Chess Championships held in Antalya, Turkey. Daniel, who lives in Foster City California, competed with 160 kids to take the gold medal in the under-12 division on Wednesday.

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