Win of the Day: Canadian Hockey Fans Finish ‘Star Spangled Banner’ After Microphone Fails

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The mostly Canadian crowd came to the rescue of singer Michelle Madeira, who was struggling with "The Star Spangled Banner" Tuesday night when her microphone started cutting out.

She was performing both the U.S. and Canadian anthems prior to the Nashville Predators vs. Toronto Maple Leafs game at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.

Unfortunately, for Canada, the Maple Leafs lost 9-2.

Thrill Ride of the Day: World’s Tallest Roller Coaster Will Be a Tower of Terror

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The design for a new, 570-foot tall roller coaster called Skyscraper has been unveiled this week in Orlando, which, when complete, will be the tallest in the world.

The animated video shows the cars twisting around and making their way up a massive white tower before plummeting back down to earth at speeds up to 65mph.

And there's no "down time," says US Thrill Rides president Michael Kitchen, the company behind the project.

Construction will begin in 2015, and the ride is expected to open in 2017 as part of a new $200 million Skyplex entertainment complex.

The tallest roller coaster at present is Kingda Ka (456-feet tall) at Six Flags in New Jersey.

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Street Art of the Day: Glow-in-the-Dark Van Gogh Bike Path Opens in Netherlands

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The Netherlands has just unveiled its second coolest bike path, a glow-in-the-dark stretch of road that displays illuminated patterns based on Vincent van Gogh's famous painting "Starry Night."

The kilometer-long path, designed by Daan Roosegaarde in association with his "Smart Highways" project, runs through the province of Noord Brabant, where Van Gogh grew up.

It consists of thousands of stones covered in special paint which charge during the day and light up at night.

As a backup - in case the path doesn't get enough of a charge during the day - there are additional LED lights along the side that are charged by an accompanying solar panel.
"I wanted to create a place that people will experience in a special way, the technical combined with experience, that's what techno-poetry means to me," said Roosegaarde.

Earlier this week another path was opened up for use by SolaRoad, which contains built-in solar panels to generate electricity.