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Metallica Designs Vans Shoes

The members of Metallica continue their partnership with Vans by introducing four new signature shoes, each designed by one of the members of the band. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo were all given free reign to choose any Vans style and make it their own by adding their own touches to the design. The Vans x Metallica Signature…

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Throwdown Between Barbie and Ken

What’s this all about, eh? Real life Ken, Justin Jedlica,  thinks real life Barbie, Valeria Lukyanova,  looks like a drag queen and TELLS her so. Real life Barbie, speaking to the Sun, defends herself to real life Ken:  “Justin said bad things about me but he had more than 90 operations, while I had only one. I…

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Bono Gets New Namesake

A newly-identified species of spider living in California’s Joshua Tree National Park has been named after Bono. Nearly three dozen new species of the cleverly named trapdoor spider, which hides from prey beneath a self-made hatch, have been identified, three of them from Joshua Tree National Park. The female trapdoor spiders live 20 years or…

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Did Anyone Interview the Donkey?

Evidently, sleeping on the road is an everyday thing for asses in Botswana. Google says that one of its Street View cars did not kill a donkey in Botswana, despite what images taken by that Street View car seem to imply. As CNET notes, the images appeared to have gained steam earlier this week after they were shared on the…

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Habitable Worlds

In the search for an Earth-like alien world, astronomers have had their eyes set on planets beyond our solar system, but some moons orbiting these exoplanets may be just as likely to support life, scientists say. Astronomers have discovered more than 800 exoplanets, with many more candidate worlds awaiting confirmation by follow-up observations. Most of them,…

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Interpretive Snow Sculpture

“I LOVE YOU” in sign language. Or is it a family member of the late great Ronnie James Dio erecting a tribute in the middle of suburbia? Either way, we think is such a unique display that anyone can enjoy, especially since most people who don’t know sign language can at least recognize the hand…

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It’s Your #!@@% Nightmare

This is DEFINITELY not how to jam a guitar. Dave Schneider, guitarist and singer for Hanukkah-themed rock band The LeeVees, describes how his guitar—a 1965 Gibson ES-335—got jammed in an elevator by baggage handlers at a Detroit airport. While boarding in Buffalo, Schneider says he asked Delta staffers not to check in the vintage guitar—which he…

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Throwdown In Asia

China and Japan are constantly struggling over territory, politics and economic dominance – but now it appears the two Asian giants could have found another topic to fight about. Earlier this month a Japanese man was officially declared the world’s oldest living person at 115, but China is fielding an alternative candidate for the title. Jiroemon…

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