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TSA Searches Woman’s Afro at Atlanta Airport [VIDEO]

Headed down an escalator at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Dallas-based hairdresser Isis Brantley (who counts neo-soul singer Erykah Badu as a client) was stopped by TSA agents who insisted on checking her ample Afro hairstyle for explosives.

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Giant Sandbox for Adults Constructed in Las Vegas [VIDEO]

Further solidifying the city’s reputation as an adult playground, visitors to Las Vegas can now test out heavy machinery such as bulldozers and excavators in a giant “sandbox” located right off the strip.

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Finally! Astrophysicist Figures Out Most Efficient Airplane Boarding System [VIDEO]

Anybody who’s ever boarded an airplane knows that there is something terribly inefficient about the slow, agonizing process. Astrophysicist Jason Steffen decided to do something about the messy procedure, using science to develop a plane boarding method that cuts seating times in half.

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Man Posts Sarcastic Tweet, Gets Steak Dinner Delivered to Airport

Peter Shankman “had visions of steak in my head” when he waited for an airplane that was going to bring him from Tampa, Florida to Newark, New Jersey. So the investment guru sent out a sarcastic Tweet requesting the steak house chain Morton’s meet him in the Newark airport in two hours with a porterhouse — and to his surprise, they obliged!

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7 Places that are Cheap Now

There's still time to get in a vacation this summer!  Here's where to go NOW!  ~Erin

Earlier this month, the New York Times announced the coming of a "double dip recession:" The United States economy seems to be approaching a financial danger zone for the second time since December 2008...

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Blake Shelton Cruise Sets Sail in October 2012

Ahoy, country fans! If you’ve got some vacation time on the calendar, $1,000 to burn, and a hankering for the high seas, Blake Shelton is offering you the chance to be part of something special.

Next October, Shelton — along with other artists who have yet to be announced — will set sail on the Norwegian Jewel for a seven-day sojourn. During the cruise, passengers will be treated to the usual amenities, including swimming pools, hot tubs, and port stops in places like San Juan, Tortola, and Nassau, along with unique access to country music royalty.

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Whee! Dutch Transit Authority Installs Playground-Style Slide on Train Platform [VIDEO]

Morning commutes just got a lot more fun in Utrecht. Recent renovations to a train station in the Overvecht neighborhood of the Netherlands city included the installation of a slide (their transit authority calls it a “transfer accelerator”), which passengers can ride to the platform instead of taking the adjacent stairs.

See it in action in the below clip:

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Will American Airlines’ New Boarding Method Save Time or Create Chaos?

For about a decade, airlines and academics have tried to figure out the fastest way to load passengers onto a plane. The less time spent on boarding, the more revenue-generating flights airlines can squeeze into a day. In fact, according to a 2008 study in the Journal of Transport Management, every minute cut on boarding can save $30 per flight.

Now American Airlines is trying out a new boarding method, and reaction is mixed.

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Guys Stuck at Airport Overnight Make Their Own Fun [VIDEO]

When friends Joe and Larry got stuck at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport overnight, they embraced their confinement like two kids in an empty candy store. Once the airport cleared out for evening, they were off to the wheelchair races. They also hit the escalators, the kitchen, the shoe shine chair and the airport bar, filming the whole adventure in HD for the internet to see. Check out this short film below:

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Who Wants To Go To The Moon? Got An Extra $150 Million?

If money was not an issue, you had all the bucks you could handle, would you pay $150 million for a ticket to go to the moon?  I would! In a heartbeat!  Space Adventures

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Scrapbook Scribbles 17 – Ephemera

What??  What is “Ephemera”?

e·phem·er·a - a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels.

Do you like to save your concert or movie tickets?  Do you save little shells from your trip to the beach?  A little vile of sand?  A napkin from a wedding or event?  A pressed flower from a special corsage or bouquet?  Do you want a safe place to keep these little mementos? Put them in your scrapbooks.

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Potential for Severe Weather

If you are driving around the state or have young livestock, this is information you need to know.

Arctic air will return to the region on Wednesday and will bring bitter cold temperatures along with periods of snow...

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