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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.

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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.

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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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In the United States, anyone who believes they have invented something truly unique is welcome to fill out a patent application to protect it, but it’s often a complicated and laborious process. Here are the steps involved in securing a patent

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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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