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Canada Has Eliminated the Penny

Even stacked together in a jar, all those pennies you have are fairly worthless. However, they may soon become collectors’ items.

Canada, our neighbor to the North, has just eliminated the penny in their latest federal budget, following the example of nations like Australia and New Zealand. The Canadian national mint will stop producing the one-cent coin over the next six months, and businesses have been asked to return pennies to be melted down.

We thought it was a joke too, but apparently the Great White North is serious:

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Do You Have the Cash for a $72K Bottle of Whisky?

Big spenders the world over have a new trifle to drop serious coin on, as legendary distiller Glenfiddich has unleashed the priciest bottle of whisky on the market today.

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In Honor Of Lips Appreciation Day, Here’s Lipps, Inc! [VIDEO]

Yes indeed, it's National Lips Appreciation Day! It makes you think of many lovely lips throughout history and in entertainment!

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New iPad App Lets You Play Video Games With Your Cat

Cat toys sure have come a long way. Yarn and stuffed mice are still fun, but the more tech-savvy felines prefer getting their entertainment a whole new way: from an iPad. Cat food maker Friskies has released a new app called ‘You vs. Cat,’ billing it as the first dual-species tablet game to let humans play along with their feline friends.

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10 Videos of Bad Drivers Crashing Into Things

You’ll need no more evidence than the videos below to prove that the world is full of people who can’t drive. We’ve gathered 10 examples of cars crashing into stores, homes and even a swimming pool. Convenience stores and gas stations, in particular, seem to bear the brunt of bad drivers. So, definitely keep your eyes peeled next time you pick up a slushie or top off your tank. (Note: Some footage may be too intense for some viewers.)

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Mitt Romney Gets Glitter Bombed by Protestor [VIDEO]

On Wednesday in Minnesota, Mitt Romney found himself on the receiving end of a glitter bomb. But this wasn’t, as he later tried to spin it, a form of celebration for his recent Florida primary win.

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5 Famous Weather Predicting Groundhogs You’ve Never Heard Of

It’s Groundhog Day…again. According to legend, if it is cloudy when a groundhog emerges from its burrow, it will leave showing that winter will soon end. If it is sunny, the groundhog will see its shadow and go back into its burrow, and the winter weather will continue for six more weeks. The largest Groundhog Day celebration is held in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania. The most famous weather man in Punxsutawney is Punxsutawney Phil. However, Phil isn’t the only groundhog to predict weather. Eric Meier and I worked hard researching different groundhogs. Here’s 5 Famous Groundhogs You’ve Never Heard Of.

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Newt Gingrich Wants to Make the Moon the 51st State

Newt Gingrich definitely knows how to play to his audience. In a campaign speech near Cape Canaveral, FL, on Wednesday, Gingrich promised that, as president, he would push to colonize the moon.

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The Pope Gives Facebook and Twitter a ‘Like’

No one can accuse Pope Benedict XVI of being old-fashioned, even if his beliefs on doctrine are strictly traditionalist. The Pontiff proved he holds his traditional views in a very modern social landscape by praising the usefulness of social media communication.

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6 of the Worst Tech Predictions of All Time

Predictions about technology are notoriously tough to make. Still, the experts and visionaries often get it right — but when they don’t, they get it colossally wrong. Here are some of history’s most famously bungled insights made by tech giants and industry bigwigs, as rounded-up by Scientific American.

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