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The Gotthard Base Tunnel

Gothard Drill

After 14 years of drilling, the world’s longest tunnel is now completely through the Swiss Alps. The Gotthard Base Tunnel, two parallel tubes of over 35 miles each through the Swiss Alps has taken 14 years but the Swiss have achieved a major milestone today: One of the tunnels broke through, cementing the Gotthard’s place as the world’s longest tunnel. …

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SnapShotU! Photo Product Website Targets Collegiate Sports Fan


SnapShotU! officially launched an interactive website, www.snapshotu.com, that enables users to create collegiate-sports-themed photo books, greeting cards and calendars. The online photo products service provides top quality, personalized and digitally-printed memorabilia targeted to college students, sports fans, and university alumni. SnapShotU! enables users to upload personal photos and integrate them with collegiate-licensed backgrounds, logos, images, icons, photos and more to create …

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LIVE Video From Chile Mine


Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Those Sunglasses California-based Oakley is providing the single-lens shield, wraparound style sunglasses. Using the darkest lens with a gray base and black iridium coating should help the miners’ eyes adjust to bright light after being dilated so long. The glasses are typically used for high-performance sports such as biking …

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Gap Has A New Logo, Wait…Never Mind


Just four days after confirming its surprise new logo was, in fact, legit, Gap is returning to its old design. Marka Hansen, Gap North America president, informed the company’s marketing department yesterday afternoon of the change, acknowledging that the switch was a mistake and that the company would be tabling any changes for the foreseeable future. The logo, created by …

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Does Caffeine Make You Crazy?

That’s part of the defense being presented for a man in Kentucky that strangled his wife with an extension cord. Check the video below and listen to the Red Bull Defense. Crazy stuff. » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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The Money Tree: A Social Experiment


Imagine this – you’re walking down the street, on a bright sunny day, you look up and see none other than a real money tree – kinda. Money, dollar bills to be exact, attached to a tree on a busy neighborhood street. What would you do in this situation? Would you look in confusion? Would you grab one or a …

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British Airways = FAIL


In the middle of an otherwise-peaceful British Airways flight from London to Hong Kong on Tuesday, a terrifying announcement blasted over the speakers. The automated message warned the 275 passengers to brace themselves, because the plane was about to crash into the sea. “We all thought we were going to die,” one passenger said. Flight attendants quickly reassured the traumatized …

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Woman Throws Cat in Dumpster [video]

Now – I, myself, am not too keen on cats – but that’s only because I’m allergic to them. I however, have never thought of actually throwing one in the dumpster. You’ve probably heard the story as it’s hit all the major news networks today. Here is the uncut CCTV footage showing the whole interaction. According to the description attached …

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High Roller Margarita


On the menu at New York’s Peacock Alley, in the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, there is a very special, and very pricey drink served by mixologist Frank Caiafa – he calls it the Millionaire’s Margarita. At $50 a glass, Caiafa says the price of the drink — which includes DeLeón Diamante Tequila, Grand Marnier 100 Year, simple syrup and lime juice — is …

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Obama Sets The Example In The Gulf

Bring tourism back to the gulf is what the President is not only saying but showing. On a short visit that was mixed with some business and some family time President Obama took a plunge in the Gulf of Mexico this weekend. The staff of the White House scheduled the Obamas’ trip in response to criticism that Barack Obama was …

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Solar Flare Heading Our Way

Image via Wikipedia Earth is bracing for a cosmic tsunami Tuesday night as tons of plasma from a massive solar flare head directly toward the planet. The Sun’s surface erupted early Sunday morning, shooting a wall of ionized atoms directly at Earth, scientists say. It is expected to create a geomagnetic storm and a spectacular light show — and it …

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The Next Governor of Tennessee ?


Please let it not be true that THIS is the best thing the Republican Party in the state of Tennessee has to offer as a candidate for the office of governor. Ladies and gentlemen – meet Mr. Basil Marceaux Should you be so inclined – you may find Mr. Marceaux’s official YouTube site here. » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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I Have A Problem With Wikileaks


The man behind WikiLeaks, the website that published more than 91,000 secret U.S. military documents on the Afghanistan war as well as previously secret video of a deadly American helicopter attack in Baghdad in 2007, doesn’t much care whether government agencies are enraged by his actions. Julian Assange has described himself as an “information activist” — get the information out there …

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Could This Be Lebron’s New House?


Check this story that was on CNBC recently where Maria Bartiromo plants the seed that a “certain basketball player” has been looking at in the ultra high-end community Alpine New Jersey [on air report by Nicole Lapin @nicolelapin] » Inline Ad Purchase:  Intext Link

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“I Need a Freakin’ Job” INAFJ is a grassroots American movement giving voice to the millions affected by the unemployment crisis resting on the backs of the American public. That is the mission statement posted on the official INAFJ website. Look, everyone is affected, either directly or indirectly by this downturn in the economy. Many are out of work, many …

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Become An EX

In an effort to be mindful of health concerns, we at HicksNewMedia and INFOtainment News want to let our readers know about a program called EX which aims to offer assistance to people who are looking to quit smoking. The program is spearheaded by Legacy and promoted through a partnership with the Ad Council. Keep reading for all the details… …

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Hang Out With John Legend

John Legend

The Ultimate John Legend Fan Experience. Now, you have two unique opportunities to meet John while supporting the charitable efforts of John Legend’s Show Me Campaign. Option 1 Enter to win a private dinner with John Legend on May 2nd in New York City. Then, on May 3rd, you and your guest will have the rare opportunity to play golf …

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Philly Flashmob

Philadelphia Seal

It’s been a while since I posted a flashmob story (too long actually). Needless to say, the good people in Philadelphia have given us something to look at and enjoy. Here is how this one started Fueled by the phenomenon that is…Twitter, messages went out telling people to “come to South Street,” Police say hundreds, while business owners say thousands …

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Tips For The Would-Be Wedding Photographer

You are creating something that people will keep for years to come. You are capturing a very special moment in people's lives. Guaranteeing quality and highly skilled photography is something every bride and groom wants. You can make a lot of money if you decide to be a wedding photographer. As well as the money though there is the risk that you must manage well.

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Burj Dubai: World’s Tallest Building

Opening officially today, Dubai can claim the title of having the tallest building in the world. After costing more that $1.5 billion and taking some 22 million man hours to complete, Burj Dubai will be “unveiled” by the ruler of Dubai with fireworks and celebration today. Below are some interesting factoids about the building. Burj Dubai has 200 storeys of …

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Obama Effigy Stirring Controversy

There are many questions and much controversy today in Plains, Georgia, the little town filled with patriotism for being the hometown of the 39th President, Jimmy Carter. The Secret Service is now involved in what witnesses say was an image of President Obama with a rope around his neck. A few people were able to snap pictures of the black …

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Civil Rights Advocate Percy Sutton Dead At 89

Percy Sutton, a leading civil rights advocate for the Africa-American community and lawyer to another civil rights leader Malcom X, has died at the age of 89. Entrepreneur, lawyer and civil rights activist Percy Sutton has died at the age of 89 but the cause of death is unknown, according to the Associated Press. Sutton, who was the son of …

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