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Burger King Going Cageless

Burger King announced that it would begin buying pork and eggs from farms that do not cage or crate their animals. What do you think?

Misbehavior Linked To Day Care

A recent study showed that children who attended day care for a year or longer were more likely to be disruptive in grade school. What do you...
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Private Space Flight

Space Exploration Technologies, the company created by PayPal cofounder Elon Musk, recently launched a rocket that stalled before reaching its goal of orbiting the Earth. Here are some other highlights in the history of private space flight:

1956: Tom Hanks is born

1959: In Yosemite, a local outlaw gets so riled up by an irrepressible rabbit that he leaps into the stratosphere, accelerated by low body mass and downward-firing six-shooters

1975: Space Mountain opens in Orlando, FL

1979: Two Ohio men go missing after building a large-scale copy of one of those red plastic water rockets and pumping it 200 times

1995: Colorado sells its rockets to private citizens to pay for a new stadium

2001: 9-year-old Jenny Steven's parents confirm that her recently deceased dog is floating up in space watching over her

2002: Lance Bass fails in his bid to be the second homosexual in space

2004: Sir Richard Branson spends an entire week breaking in the space suit he plans to wear on his first trip to the moon

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