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trending news childhood tv show carmen sandiego found
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The actress who played Carmen Sandiego has been found, and now we can all high-five ourselves for winning the game!



In a episode-worthy EPIC level of sleuthing (stalking?), Todd Van Luling, a writer for the Huffington Post, tracked down the actress who played Carmen on "Where in Time Is Carmen Sandiego?" which premiered in the fall of 1996. Kids everywhere OBSESSED over finding Carmen and stopping her from stealing the Brooklyn Bridge and other crazy capers.



But did the actress who played Carmen make it easy to find her? Oh no, she hid as only Carmen Sandiego can, and he went looking for clues to her whereabouts by scouring the credits list for clues...



...but finding no one billed as "Carmen," so he visited cities, interviewed suspects, and emailed every person with even a remotely similar name to his suspects list:



Would he ever find out who the REAL Carmen Sandiego was??



Follow the whole caper and discover who Carmen Sandiego REALLY is here.



Via: Anki
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The good people over at Anki went and created the hybrid Wall-E/NEPTR self-aware robot of our dreams in Cozmo! Billed as "High-tech, not technical," and controllable through both your iOS or Android device, they currently Pre-Order for $159.99.



The little bugger is billed to play games, have unlockable levels, elicit multiple emotions, and be generally playful and mischievous with you.



Let's see what we can do with this little guy...


trending news wikipedia reimagined as wikiverse visualization
Via: Wikiverse
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What if every fact and sentence on Wikipedia were an "interactive 3D visualization, re-imagined as a cosmic web of knowledge"?

That's the idea behind Wikiverse, which is so cool you have to check it out for yourself right here, right now.


trending news 104 year old cyclist named greatest athlete
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Ever wonder how your Grandpa would compare with an Olympian at their own sport?



Well, some scientists did, and they set up an experiment with seniors doing the same activities as Olympians and then measured the difference between the Olympian's record and the centenarian's. Specifically, Usain Bolt, who ran the 100-metre in 9.58 seconds...



...with, say, Donald Pellman, a competitor in the 100 to 104 age-group, who did the same event in 26.99 seconds, which was only a 64.5 percent decrease in performance compared with Bolt.

The centenarian athlete who showed the lowest percent decrease in performance between an Olympian and himself was Robert Marchand, a Frenchman, who holds the world record for his age group in 1-hour track cycling. He cycled only 50.6 percent slower than Bradly Wiggin's record.



After 40, our performance decreases by about 10 to 15 per cent per decade usually, so you'd better start running now if you want to catch these Grandpas.





trending news video twitter black olives matter marketing
Via: Twitter
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For about $20 at Albuquerque Italian restaurant, Paisano's, you can buy yourself some bad judgment.


The owner, Rick Camuglia, insists he wasn't trivializing the Black Lives Matter movement, but just trying to push his "tuna dish with black olive tapenade."






Understandably, Twitter erupted trying to explain where he went wrong:

...but he JUST DOESN'T SEEM TO GET IT.

The shirt and hat are still available for sale here if you don't get it either.

trending science news video nanorobots target cancer
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Canadian Scientists have created Nanorobots, that not unlike G.I. Joe's Nanomites, that "can travel down the bloodstream to administer drugs precisely by targeting a tumor's cancer cells."

The advantages of injecting the tiny robots are that the medicine doesn't injure other organs and tissue, but is deposited exactly where it's needed. The dosage of drug needed could even be reduced, decreasing the toxicity inside a cancer patient's body, which is good all-around.

For an explanation of the cool technology, go here and check out this video:



Let's just hope they don't go rogue and try to destroy Paris.



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A Florida man was found biting off pieces of a man's face in Martin County, Florida. Apparently, he fatally stabbed a couple before biting off their faces, as you do normally in social situations if you live in Florida.

The explanations seem pretty reasonable to me...



...but there's always this one:




Florida: my favorite state for crazy f*ckers.


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