Breaking News: The Wisconsin Tourism Federation (WTF) decided to change its name to the Tourism Federation of Wisconsin.

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  • From the “I Could Have Told You That Department”: Flirting is good for your health.
  • Tufts University: You may not engage in sexual activity while your roommate is present in the room.
  • The woman who inspired the classic Beatles song Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds has died at the age of 46.
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  • Wikipedia has a list of unrecovered black boxes.
  • Who knew vacuum cleaners could make such lovely art?
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  • I find it hard to believe that Sunset Blvd “hasn’t been repaved since LA County replaced the dirt road with concrete in the ’30s,” but I find it even harder to believe that we’re going to spend $7M to improve it. It’s just about the only road in Los Angeles that isn’t littered with potholes. I love cruising on Sunset right now, while almost any other road in the city is in deplorable condition.

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