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New Weird Al album coming July 15th

New Weird Al album coming July 15th

This week "Weird Al" Yankovic revealed when he’d be running a campaign to rule a new Russia, starting on the 15th of July. That or he’s let it be known that his next album will be appearing this summer. Either way, he does have a new album mastered on a CD disk out there in the wild.

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Google Maps included fake anti-piracy town “Agloe”

Google Maps included fake anti-piracy town “Agloe”

Piracy has been around far longer than its association with digital pilfering, and efforts to protect against it varied depending on the industry. For those who made maps, the issue of having one's mapping work pirated was especially troublesome due to the difficulty in proving theft. It was this quandary that prompted the subtle inclusion of a fake city on one map in particular, something that spawned an unusual chain reaction leading to an eventual (temporary) inclusion in Google Maps.

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Japanese students invent hugging coat

Japanese students invent hugging coat

A group of Japanese students from Tsukuba University have invented a jacket that can be the substitute for girlfriend. At least it can be a substitute for a girlfriend who likes to hug you. The students have invented a coat that can give you a hug when you need it.

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UK Boy finds rare whale vomit

UK Boy finds rare whale vomit

See that goodly sized rock that the boy in the photograph below is holding? Yeah, it's not actually a rock. What the boy is holding is a gigantic chunk of whale vomit. Disgusting is it not? I can only imagine the boy's mother standing behind the photographer with a bottle of hand sanitizer at the ready.

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Chinese orb of salvation adds +100 constitution

Chinese orb of salvation adds +100 constitution

Natural disasters are scary. No one wants to be crushed, burned, sunk, or eaten by zombies. That means that wealthy people who worry about this sort of thing often spend huge sums of money on things to help them survive natural disasters and other untoward apocalypses. This is a case of a man from China only identified as Yang, who created a giant survival sphere.

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