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NASA Launches First Cordless Satellite

CAPE CANAVERAL, FL—In what experts are calling a breakthrough achievement that is poised to revolutionize American space exploration and telecommunications, NASA announced Friday it has successfully launched its first cordless satellite into orbit.

What Is Pokémon Go?

Since its debut last Thursday, the augmented-reality smartphone app Pokémon Go has been downloaded millions of times and has grown publisher Nintendo’s stock by 25 percent. The Onion answers some common questions about the game and its unprecedented success.

Factory Robot Working On Some Of Its Own Designs After Hours

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Saying it had been mulling over the “fun little side project” for a while, an Electroimpact Quadbot reportedly put in some extra work after hours at the Boeing assembly plant Wednesday to try out a few of its own original designs.

Books Vs. E-Readers

Though e-readers have increasingly supplanted books in the digital age, many bibliophiles defend the importance of physical texts. Here is a side-by-side comparison of physical books and e-books

Disney Begins Uploading Obama’s Consciousness To Hall Of Presidents Robot

BAY LAKE, FL—In an effort to provide park visitors with the most true-to-life attraction possible, Walt Disney World officials announced Monday that computer technicians have begun uploading Barack Obama’s consciousness into his animatronic robot likeness at the Magic Kingdom’s Hall of Presidents exhibit.

Facebook’s Plans For The Future

From instant articles to live video, Facebook continues to look for new ways to expand its reach and offerings. Here are some plans on the horizon for the social media giant

Brita Unveils New In-Throat Water Filters

OAKLAND, CA—Representatives from Brita, the nation’s bestselling brand of household water filtration products, held a press event Wednesday to unveil a new line of filters designed to be installed directly inside users’ throats.

Video Game Henchmen Plan Meetup Around Explosive Barrels

LEVEL 5—A group of video game henchmen patrolling the warehouse hideout of their criminal mastermind boss informed reporters Wednesday of their upcoming plan to take a brief break from making their rounds to meet up around a stack of five highly explosive barrels.

Study Links Clinical Depression To Getting Dunked On

BOSTON—Identifying a significant factor contributing to the development of the mental health disorder, researchers from Harvard Medical School published a groundbreaking study Thursday that reportedly links clinical depression to getting dunked on.
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Most Buzzed-About Kickstarter Campaigns

Last week, the popular crowdfunding website Kickstarter announced the launch of its 100,000th campaign, having collectively raised a total of $631 million in its three years in operation. Here are some of the most notable projects funded through the site:

  • The Slightly Younger Justice League: This fan-financed comic imagines the members of the JLA as if they were six months younger than they appear in mainstream adventures
  • Miss Doubtfire: In this prequel, we discover that Daniel Hillard (Robin Williams) spent time earlier in his life masquerading as a young, single Euphegenia Doubtfire
  • Your Friend’s Piece-Of-Shit Documentary: Oh, God, the description uses the words “generational” and “ethno-biography.” This is going to be horrible
  • Big Table Web Series: A couple friends have some great sketches for a boardroom-based web series and they just need $10,000 for a big enough table to do it all
  • Mars Needs Moms: For a $14.99 donation, supporters will receive a DVD of the film
  • 1987 Family Reunion: The Andersons want to finally get around to digitizing the tapes and are willing to pay whatever it takes to get the time and date off the bottom right-hand portion of the screen
  • Myraxa #239: The pharmaceutical drug development project raised over $50,000 in funding from enthusiastic medication fans
  • Zach Bruff’s Film: By pure coincidence, this University of Michigan film student raised $900,000 of his $800 goal

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