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Tsutomu Yamaguchi just might be the luckiest man in the world, as he's one of the tiny handful of people to have survived not one but both of the American atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945 - bringing to an end to World War II. During that fateful summer of 1945, Mr. Yamaguchi was a 29-year-old technical draughtsman designing oil tankers for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in his native Nagasaki. Continue reading for more.

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In the US, along with the United Kingdom and Canada, prom (short for promenade) refers to a semi-formal dance or gathering of high school students, and is typically held near the end of the senior year (i.e., the last year of high school). Prom figures greatly in popular culture and is a major event among high school students. Continue reading to see some of the coolest and geekiest ways to be asked to prom.

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Did you know that Harrison Ford wasn't happy with the film roles being offered to him, so he became a self-taught professional carpenter to support his then-wife and two small sons? That's right, eventually he was then hired to build cabinets at the home of director George Lucas, who subsequently cast him in a pivotal supporting role for his film American Graffiti (1973). Continue reading for more cool and interesting, yet true, facts you never knew about.

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Don't you just hate being invited out to dinner with friends, only to find them on their phones throughout the meal? Well, here's a simple, yet effective, game that you can play to make sure that there's some good conversation, or at least interesting reactions when the phones start ringing. Continue reading for more everyday things and annoyances that can drive a geek insane.

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Thanks to the internet, we are now able to see why some kids may be too clever for their own good, especially when it comes time for an exam. While you've probably seen most of these before, we thought a refresher right before the weekend would be nice. Starting off, we have a student who just plain refuses to answer a question on a science test and instead, draws an internet meme face. Continue reading for more.

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Due to Wikipedia allowing just about any internet user to edit the articles, you'll often come across some strange and funny edits, such as the one above, for Spot the Dog. Let's just hope that Spot never really had a problem with alcoholism and a shattered sense of masculinity, or showcased Hemingway's "hallmark minimalism". Continue reading for 18 more bizarre edits.

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Many students, even those at the top of their class, can only dream about getting accepted into an Ivy League university, but Kwasi Enin from William Floyd High School in Mastic Beach, N.Y., got acceptance letters from all 8. That's right, he received the green light from Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Princeton, the University of Pennsylvania and Yale. Continue reading for the news report, interview, and more information.

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You may have seen images of otters holding hands floating around the internet for some time now, but have you ever wondered why? If so, here's the explanation: They like to float in groups called 'rafts' while eating, sleeping, or relaxing. While rafting they will hold hands with each other to keep the group from floating apart. Continue reading for more fun and geeky animal facts that will brighten your day.

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The Deep Web, also known as Deepnet, refers to World Wide Web content that's not a part of the Surface Web, which is indexed by standard search engines. The lines between search engine content and the Invisible Web have begun to blur, as search services start to provide access to part or all of once-restricted content. An increasing amount of deep Web content is opening up to free search as publishers and libraries make agreements with large search engines. Continue reading for more.

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Auto enthusiasts probably already know that the Rolls-Royce Phantom Coupe is powered by a 6.75L V12 that produces 453hp and 531 lb-feet of torque, but there's also some high-tech gadgetry in the cabin, called the "Starlight Headliner". This feature basically incorporates hundreds of tiny fibre optics to give the impression of a star-filled night sky. Continue reading for more random and interesting photos you probably haven't seen before.

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