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Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched television event in US history

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...e Red Hot Chili Peppers perform live. Super Bowl XLVIII was the most-watched television event in US history Those figures beat the 110.8 million delivered by Beyonce last year and the prior record of 114.0 million set by Madonna two years ago. Initially it was feared that the one-sided nature of the 43-8 Seahawks victory might have drained some suspense from the annual telecast, but the final num...

Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie has become the most re-tweeted image in Twitter's history

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...ion in 2012. Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscars selfie has become the most re-tweeted image in Twitter’s history By the end of the Oscars ceremony, the celebrity selfie had been re-tweeted more than two million times. Ellen DeGeneres encouraged those watching the Oscars – about one billion people – to make the image the most re-tweeted in history, and less than an hour later announced the...

Frozen has become the biggest animation of all time

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Frozen has become the top-grossing animated film in box office history. The Disney animation has now made $1.072 billion globally, beating Toy Story 3‘s previous record of $1.063 billion in 2010, according to Boxofficemojo.com. Frozen, loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen fairytale The Snow Queen, opened in North America on November 27. The musical film has made $398.4 million in North...

Michael Jordan married Yvette Prieto on April 27, in a jaw-dropping 40,000 sq ft wedding tent in Palm Beach

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Former NBA champion Michael Jordan married his girlfriend of five years, Cuban model Yvette Prieto, on Saturday, April 27, in a jaw-dropping 40,000 sq ft tent. According to local realtors Jeff and Cary Lichtenstein, Michael Jordan and Yvette Prieto’s venue is the “largest tent in wedding history,” and is actually 5,000 square feet larger than their home. Jeff Lichtenstein, who t...

US medal-winning athletes at the Olympics will have to pay tax on their prize money

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...ne special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one. Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That’s why its called the present. Related search articles:jenny powells cardigan cardigan that jemmy powell wore on daybreak Girls before marriage nips jenny powell cardigan jenny powell jacket on daybreak road accidents yesterday in france or Swit...

Online betting

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How was sports betting invented?   Nowadays, it is hard to imagine the existence of sporting events without sports betting; this is because sports betting has a long and colorful history which runs parallel with the development of sport around the world. The roots of sports betting in general can be traced back to the sport of kings:  horse racing. It was at the horse racing tracks that the first...

Gerald Ford's daughter, Susan Ford Bales, smashed the traditional bottle of champagne into the ship at a ceremony in Virginia

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The US Navy has christened USS Gerald R. Ford – the first of its new Ford-class of nuclear-powered aircraft carriers. The new super-carrier, which is only 70% complete, is named after late President Gerald Ford. It is the first of 10 carriers designed to get more fighter planes into the sky more quickly, but with 1,000 fewer crew members. The USS Gerald R. Ford is reportedly about 22% over...

Coolpix S800c, the first mainstream digital camera to be powered by Google's Android system, has been released by Nikon

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Coolpix S800c, the first mainstream digital camera to be powered by Google’s Android system, has been released by Nikon. Nikon’s point-and-shoot Coolpix S800c model is being marketed as a “social imaging device”. Demand for compact cameras has suffered because of the rise of smartphones. However, Nikon says its latest model offers superior picture quality thanks to the siz...

Microsoft has unveiled Surface, its own-brand family of tablets, which will be powered by its upcoming Windows 8 system and contains a choice of an Intel or ARM-based processor

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Microsoft has unveiled Surface, its own-brand family of tablets, which will be powered by its upcoming Windows 8 system and contains a choice of an Intel or ARM-based processor. It allows Microsoft to challenge Apple’s bestselling iPad with a device that can run standard applications such as its own Office programs and Photoshop. But it puts Microsoft in competition with other manufacturers...

Discovery made a dramatic flypast over Washington DC on the way to its final resting place at Smithsonian

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...7 m), NASA said. The shuttle programme ended in 2011. Discovery will be on show at the Air and Space Museum in Virginia. After circling four times over the Washington Monument, and passing the National Mall over Capitol Hill, the shuttle landed at Dulles Airport, a few miles outside Washington DC. From there it will be towed to the nearby Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, where it will be on perma...

A man and a woman allegedly tried to sell Matisse's Odalisque A La Culotte Rouge to undercover FBI agents

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...it],” the statement said. The artwork was then brought into the US – from Mexico – by a courier identified as Maria Ornelas. “Upon inspection by the undercover agents, the painting appeared consistent with the original Henri Matisse painting reported stolen from the MACCSI museum,” the statement said. According to Reuters, the FBI’s National Stolen Art File data...

Louvre has topped the list of the most visited art museums of 2012

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...Louvre, which has topped the annual list of most popular venues since it began in 2007, were boosted by the museum’s new wing of Islamic art. While the position of the top 10 venues showed little change on the previous year, British museums had an “excellent” 2012 according to the survey, boosted by increased visitors to London for the summer Olympics. Tate Modern, which attracte...

Sunset at Montmajour had spent years in a Norwegian private collector's attic after he had been told the work was not by Vincent van Gogh

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...anished the piece to the attic. After his death, the collector’s family contacted the Van Gogh museum in 1991 to verify its authenticity, but it was eventually decided it was not by the artist. The painting will be on display at the museum from September 24. Related search articles:family body painting merilyn rocks merman found news merilyn rocks artist rueger~vagina painting by merilyn ro...

Maximo Caminero said he broke the vase inspired by Ai Weiwei's own art

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...tion of vases was “a little different”. “The work I work on [does] not belong to a museum or other people’s property. I never tried to destroy a museum piece – those vases belong to me. He can drop whatever he likes to drop, but not other people’s property,” the artist told BBC in Beijing. The artist said he could not comment on the choices made by the mus...

An article by investigative journalist Edward Epstein published in the New York Review of Books claims that Dominique Strauss-Kahn may have been the victim of a conspiracy to derail his presidential campaign

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...s from the New York hotel that May morning, to ask her to contact a friend and have it examined, the article by investigative journalist Edward Epstein revealed. The article continued to pick flaws in Nafissatou Diallo’s statement too, which coincided with the missing mobile. Nafissatou Diallo, 32, entered DSK’s hotel room at 12:06 on May 14 for housekeeping and claims that within the six minutes...

Tom Cruise's lawyer has threatened the National Enquirer with a multimillion-dollar lawsuit over a new issue asserting it has details of the actor's recent split with Katie Holmes

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...red on Tom Cruise’s membership in the Church of Scientology, but that has never been confirmed by either the couple or their representatives.   Related search articles:cordia cruise ship wreck models in florida georgia line video crossdressed at work who is on cover of nov enquirer what were the orange shoes katie couric wore on her shoe yesterday for workout tom cruise actor the enqui...

The Los Angeles Times was the first publication to report the story of Monday’s earthquake thanks to a robot writer

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The Los Angeles Times was the first publication to report the story of Monday’s earthquake thanks to a robot writer. Journalist and programmer Ken Schwencke created an algorithm that automatically generates a short article when an earthquake occurs. Ken Schwencke told Slate magazine that it took around three minutes for the story to appear online. The Los Angeles Times was the first publication...

Western actor Harry Carey, Jr. died on December 27 aged 91

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..., Jr. died on December 27 aged 91, his daughter Melinda confirmed. Harry Carey, Jr. passed away from natural causes surrounded by family at a hospice facility in Santa Barbara, California. Melinda Carey said: “He went out as gracefully as he came in.” Harry Carey, Jr. was a veteran actor with many roles to his name, including Westerns such as 3 Godfathers and Wagon Master. His career spanned more...

Michael Clarke Duncan died at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles on Monday

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...ntegrity and kindness. The sadness I feel is inexpressible.” Michael Clarke Duncan is survived by his mother Jean, sister Judith, and fiancée Reverend Omarosa Manigault. The actress and reality TV star told Radar Online she was “devastated” by the actor’s death. “He was the love of my life,” she added. Craig Harvey of the Los Angeles coroner’s office said...

Charles Durning, who starred in the 1980s film Tootsie, has died at the age of 89

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...could have chosen a time to pass, he would have chosen this day.” Charles Durning is survived by his children, Michele, Douglas and Jeannine. He will be buried in a private family service at Arlington National Cemetery. Related search articles:tracy wolfson bra size 2013 movies with nudity larry fitzgerald dick does robert redford have neurofibromatosis Google Eritrean New Movies 2013 osca...

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...lant that will match your décor to gain a brighter, fresher feel in your ho me. linda yvonne / CC BY-NC Fill your home with organic and natural materials It’s important to be using environmentally sustainable materials when redecorating your place, meaning that you should avoid all plastic, particleboard and chromed metal when refurbishing. Although the use of more sustainable products is mo...

Stompin’ Tom Connors has died of natural causes age 77

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Country-folk singer Tom Connors has died of natural causes age 77, his promoter has announced. Known as Stompin’ Tom and one of Canada’s biggest cultural figures, Tom Connors embraced vibrant patriotic themes. Tom Connors would often lament that other Canadian songwriters never seemed to sing about their country. Three of his best-known songs – Sudbury Saturday Night, Bud the Sp...

Prof. Hany Farid and Eric Kee, from Dartmouth College, in New Hampshire, listed the troubling side-effects of altered images as a primary motivation of the project to provide consumers with more information on “photoshopped” images

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...would say. “We propose that the interests of advertisers, publishers and consumers may be protected by providing a perceptually meaningful rating of the amount by which a person’s appearance has been digitally altered. “When published alongside a photo, such a rating can inform consumers of how much a photo has strayed from reality, and can also inform photo editors of exaggerated and perha...

9/11 Falling Man, the iconic picture of falling bodies at WTC

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...other option. Indeed, as survivors desperate for fresh, cool air crowded at the windows smashed open by the force of the planes’ impact, it is possible some of the “jumpers” were actually pushed out in the crush. The only research that comes close to being an official account is buried deep in an appendix of the huge report into why the towers collapsed, conducted by the National Insti...

Clara Lazen of Kansas City was piecing together over-sized atoms from an educational model in her Border Star Montessori School classroom when she composed something her teacher had never seen before

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Clara Lazen, a 10-year-old girl from Missouri, may be the youngest in history to discover a new molecule after a brief introduction on molecular formation by her middle school science teacher. Clara Lazen of Kansas City was piecing together over-sized atoms from an educational model in her Border Star Montessori School classroom when she composed something her teacher had never seen before. “I ju...