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Want to Test Out Some Space Food? NASA Is Looking for Volunteers

Imagine being an astronaut on a mission who’s stuck with the same old food for weeks or months (it’s not like you can call out for pizza).

Like most people who are faced with similar dining choices day after day, you’d likely eat less — and that’s a concern for scientists. So they’re recruiting volunteers to help them test out edible fare in preparation for a future mission.

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Category: Weird News
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Reenact the Royal Wedding With William and Kate Barbie Dolls

It’s been almost a year since Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot in a ceremony watched by some 40 million people worldwide. And if you didn’t get your fill of Royal Wedding mania, how about celebrating their first anniversary with your very own set of dolls created in the famous couple’s likeness?

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twix, Flickr
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Ohio School Is Paying Students For Showing Up In Class

Teen truancy is a real problem for a lot of schools, but especially so for the Dohn Community High School in Cincinnati. It only has a 14% graduation rate and has been deemed an “academic emergency” by the state of Ohio.

So the school is trying out a novel approach: it’s paying students to show up and behave themselves.

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Category: Weird News
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What Are the Top 10 Products We Use the Most Coupons On?

Coupons are making a comeback, thanks to Americans trying to find ways to deal with the economic downturn. According to NCH Marketing Services’ 2012 coupon facts survey, we redeemed $4.6 billion worth last year, a 59 percent increase from five years ago.

But what do we use them for most?

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images
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Just How High Will Gas Prices Go in 2012? – Dollars and Sense

Remember the summer of 2008 when the highest gas prices on record occurred and the price for a gallon of fuel hit $4.11?

Hate to break this to yah, but a warm winter and tensions in the Middle East have some analysts predicting current prices will top $4 by this spring — and could even climb as high as $6.50.

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Airlines Don’t Want You to Know How Much Flights Will Really Cost — Dollars and Sense

If you’ve ever bought a plane ticket and wound up paying far more than the touted fare, the Department of Transportation is here to help.

Starting January 24, airlines will be required to include all government taxes and fees in their advertised prices.

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Category: Grand Rapids News
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Weekend Box Office — ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ Refuses to Be Ignored

With at least six movies opening in wide release on various days over the past week, it would’ve been easy for any film to get lost in the shuffle.

But since Tom Cruise flicks rarely fade into the background, it’s hardly a surprise that ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’ brought in $26.5 million to handily beat all its competitors at the box office this weekend.

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Category: Movies, Sports
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‘Send a Call from Santa’ to Keep Kids in Line… or to Have a Little Holiday Fun

Parents have been using the threat of Santa’s “naughty or nice” list for so long now that it may be losing its strength, so the nice folks at Google stepped in to help.

Enter a little information at Send a Call from Santa and your little one will get a from the North Pole denizen himself. You can customize it to be as personal as you like, including details like the child’s name, gender and what’s on his or her holiday wish list.

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Category: Christmas

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