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What’s the Fastest Growing Demographic for Online Dating Sites?

We may think of the older generation as being less internet-savvy, but when it comes to love, that’s not entirely true — in fact, recent research indicates people over the age of 60 are the fastest growing demographic using online dating sites.

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NASA Says 2011 Was Insanely Warm on Planet Earth

Some people may think climate change is just a myth, but there’s no arguing with this: NASA scientists say the earth’s surface temperature in 2011 was the ninth warmest since 1880. What’s more, nine of the 10 warmest years in modern recorded history have occurred since the year 2000.

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Wikipedia, Reddit, Cheezburger Network and More Sites to Go Dark in Protest of SOPA

Homework will be harder to do and bar bets tougher to win starting at midnight ET on Tuesday, when Wikipedia will go dark for 24 hours in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and PROTECT IP Act (PIPA), anti-piracy legislation under consideration by the US Congress.

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Why We Eat What We Eat – Stories Behind Traditional Thanksgiving Foods

 

If you're like most Americans, your Thanksgiving dinner table will include at least a few basic items — turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce and the like. But have you ever thought about why we eat those foods on Thanksgiving? Or, for that matter, why turkey is called “turkey”?

In order to answer these hard-hitting questions and maybe even give you some interesting small-talk for the table, here are the stories behind the traditional Thanksgiving foods.

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Experiment With the Electrical Grid Could Make Your Clocks Wrong

Starting in mid-July, your electric clocks and coffeemakers could be running up to 20 minutes fast, and you probably won’t know why.

For the past 80 years, clocks plugged in to an electrical source have kept time based on the rate of the electrical current that powers them. If this current doesn’t keep its usual rate, clocks run a bit fast or slow. Right now, power companies now take steps to ensure the frequency of the current – and the time – is as precise as possible.

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This Day in History for June 16 – First Woman Cosmonaut and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1858 – Senate candidate Abraham Lincoln declares “a house divided against itself cannot stand” (More info)

1903 – The Ford Motor Company is incorporated (More info)

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