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Glitch In The Matrix: Man Gets On Plane, Meets His Identical Twin, The Internet Freaks Out

They say that for every person out there, there’s an identical twin. For me, that person is Brendan Fraser (my mom says), but for others, it’s just a random stranger who just looks like them, but has their own very different and complex life. Like this dude, who got on a plane expecting a long and …

I paid $300 for a $60K round-the-world adventure

Think it’s impossible to shell out just a few hundred bucks to fly around the globe — in mega-pampered first-class seats, no less? It’s not.<p>Sam …

Theology

Strip off for a naked rollercoaster

<b>A GROUP of thrillseekers have taken their love of roller-coasters to new extremes.</b><p>The daring bunch of 57 people stripped off together for a naked …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

If meat causes cancer, what can we eat?

<b>(CNN) —</b> You may have just learned that processed meat such as bacon, sausage and ham may cause cancer and unprocessed meat may be "probably carcinogenic to humans," according to a new World Health Organization report. Or that cheese and sugar can be as addictive as a drug. Or that even veggie hot …

Nutrition

Hurricane Patricia's aftermath at Mexico's resorts: Mostly sunny with a sigh of relief

Puerto Vallarta got lucky with Hurricane Patricia. The strongest hurricane ever recorded at sea hit Mexico's Pacific Coast on Friday but weakened to a tropical depression as it moved across the country.<p>By Saturday, the Mexican resort town was back to normal, and the airport, cruise port and all …

Weather

'Minecraft: Story Mode's' adventures have familiar plots but characters worth rooting for

"Minecraft," the video game that can essentially be anything you want it to be, is everywhere.<p>Everywhere, that is, except in my home. It's on laptop computers, mobile phones and video game consoles, and it's in toy stores, bookstores and even baseball stadiums. A Chicago Cubs-branded spongy bat, …

Patton Oswalt

7 Online Classes That Will Make You Smarter and More Interesting

Massive open online courses have opened up classes from top-tier universities to students around the world. Here are some of the more unique offerings.<p>Since massive open online courses, known as MOOCs, exploded on the higher education scene, they've increased the breadth and access of classes in a …

Online Education

7 futuristic solar-powered cars will travel 1,900 miles through Australia’s outback

The 46 teams from 25 countries will drive almost 1,900 miles across Australia's Outback in solar powered cars as part of their participation in the World Solar Challenge.<p>The biannual competition requires participants to travel from Darwin, which is in North Australia, to Adelaide, in the southern …

Clean Energy

Stephen Hawking explains how to (sort-of) escape a black hole

<i>This post has been corrected.</i><p>If you find yourself stuck inside a black hole, Stephen Hawking says not to panic: You may die, but all traces of your existence may not be lost forever.<p>Current science suggests that a black hole’s gravity is so strong that absolutely nothing—not even light—can escape …

Physics