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10 Awesome Inventions from Everyday People

homemade roller coaster1. Homemade Roller Coaster

With theme park admission prices increasing every year, enjoying roller coasters is a privilege that many just can’t seem to budget. Fortunately, a very skilled amusement park fan decided to build his very own coaster.

Located on a 10-acre plot southwest of Oklahoma City, Jeremy Reid built an incredible roller coaster in the backyard of his parents’ home. It cost Reid $10,000 to build and features a 16-foot drop that propels riders — friends and family … Read the rest

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Five Unusual Items People Will Actually Donate

It’s the holidays, and the time for giving is upon us. Everywhere, you can find organizations, as well as people like Ed Young, encouraging people to give to those less fortunate. Donating a t-shirt or couch to the Salvation Army or Goodwill can be like treasure to someone who really needs it. Unfortunately, what some people decide to donate are so strange they can’t even be used. Here are five oddities people are giving away:

Pets

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The Future is here! No more paper with DigInfo

Prototype Real / Digital Info Interface System

Using projection and gestures to create interactive relationship with information – video embedded below:

Fujitsu Laboratories has developed a next generation user interface which can accurately detect the users finger and what it is touching, creating an interactive touchscreen-like system, using objects in the real word.

“We think paper and many other objects could be manipulated by touching them, as with a touchscreen. This system doesn’t use any special hardware; it consists of

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Wing Suit Wearing Alexander Polli suffers from badassitis (vid)

Where do I get one of these wing suits?

If you’ve ever dreamt of soaring through the air like a superhero, you’re not alone. Dreams of flying­ have captivated human imagination since prehistoric times. Even with the advent of aircraft and the increasing availability of air travel, the ancient question stays with us: What if we could simply spread our arms ­and fly like a bird?
For centuries, early flight pioneers tried to achieve this very feat by attaching artificial … Read the rest

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How to make a laser and flame thrower (videos)

Ive always been fascinated by lasers they are just such neat devices, the only problem is after a while you get a little bored just shining them at things. I always wanted the 007 laser that will just slice through anything, while this instructable wont give you that but it will let you easily slice through the black trashbag or electrical tape that Dr. No has tied you up with. All you need to be able to do it is … Read the rest

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SC Prom Tux and Dress Duct Tape Style

prom tux and dress duct tape
A prom dress and tux made from duct tape might help pay for two students’ college tuition.
Senior Amber Squires and her prom date Kody Britt wore a matching ensemble made entirely of duct tape to Thursday night’s Green Sea Floyd High School prom.

The idea started in her 9th grade art class, when Squires’ art teacher Miss Hull mentioned the Stuck at Prom duct tape scholarship contest. The contest awards $5,000 to the best duct tape outfit, factoring in … Read the rest

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demotivational when I work from home

Legit or Not Legit: Analysis of Work-From-Home Opportunities

We’ve all seen the ads: “make $1,000 per week stuffing envelopes from home”; “fire your boss”; etc. Whether it’s to mitigate daycare costs or avoid the stresses of traffic and high gas prices, more people are looking for legitimate ways to earn a living from the comfort of home. Right Management, a subsidiary of Manpower, found that 65 percent of Americans and Canadians are unsatisfied or somewhat unsatisfied with their current jobs.1

Businessman at home
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