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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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Secret menu or not, "The Dreamy Camera" in South Korea is definitely the coolest coffee shop we've ever seen. It was masterminded by a former helicopter pilot who was passionate for both photography and coffee. Surrounding by postcard-worthy landscape views, this amazing two-story tall camera-shaped cafe also features a camera museum for guests to enjoy. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Technically speaking, a geoglyph refers to a large design or motif (generally longer than 4m) produced on the ground, and typically formed by clastic rocks or similarly durable elements of the landscape, such as stones, stone fragments, live trees, gravel, or earth. Above, we have one of the most famous, the Nazca Lines. Continue reading for more.

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During Bruce Gernon's flight to Bimini, he and his crew encountered strange clouds, a tunnel-shaped vortex of sorts - sides of which the plane's wings scraped as they flew. All of the electronic / magnetic navigational instruments malfunctioned and the magnetic compass spun inexplicably. As they neared the end of the tunnel, they saw a dull grayish white for miles - no ocean, sky or horizon. After flying for 34-minutes - corroborated by every clock on board - they found themselves over Miami Beach, a flight that normally would have taken 75-minutes. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Danny Bowman, a 19-year-old from England, could quite possibly be the world's first self-confessed selfie addict. At his lowerst point, he spent about 10-hours each day taking over 200 selfies. Eventually this addiction lead to him dropping out of school, not leaving his house for six-months, and losing 28-pounds. When his parents tried to stop him, Danny tried to commit suicide by overdosing on drugs. Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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Photo credit: Gabriele Galimberti

Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has an ongoing series where he travels around the world, capturing kids with their most prized possessions, which in most cases, are toys. According to Slate Magazine, "All the children he photographed in his book, Toy Stories: Photos of Children From Around the World and Their Favorite Things, are somehow connected to the couch surfers who hosted him. 'I think my work just shows how different we are in the world, how differently we can live, and how differently our children play depending on where they are born,' he said via email." Above, we have Enea, a 3-year-old from Boulder, Colorado, USA. Continue reading for more.

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You've probably seen Modern Toilet, a toilet-themed restaurant chain, somewhere online over the years, but the multiple locations prove that it isn't a flash in the pan. Owner Wang Tzi-wei opened the first Modern Toilet outlet in Taipei 2004; there are now branches all over Taiwan, as well as in Hong Kong and mainland China. Continue reading for more.

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The photo above (top) was taken by National Geographic photographer Michael "Nick" Nichols who journeyed to the Sequoia National Park in California. Utilizing a custom rig system made from ropes, Nichols and his crew raised a camera so that they could take shots of every part of the 247-ft-tall, 27-ft-wide giant over the course of 32 days. In the end, he stitched together 126 individual photos to create the final image. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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Robbing a bank is one thing, digging a 50-foot tunnel to steal thousands from an ATM machine is another. The Police believe the thieves spent months digging the 'complex' structure to get at the cash from a Tesco Express store in Eccles, Greater Manchester last Friday, March 14. Believe it or not, the elaborate heist has been linked to the so-called 'mole-in-the-wall' gang, who are believed to have carried out three similar plots in the city since 2007. Continue reading for a news report and more information.

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Operation Paperclip was the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) program used to recruit the scientists of Nazi Germany for employment by the United States in the aftermath of World War II. It was conducted by the Joint Intelligence Objectives Agency (JIOA), and in the context of the burgeoning Cold War, one purpose of Operation Paperclip was to deny German scientific expertise and knowledge to the Soviet Union and the United Kingdom, as well as inhibiting post-war Germany from redeveloping its military research capabilities. Continue reading for more.

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