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Submission + - The space jump -- in Lego! (hlntv.com)

mykepredko writes: "All this chatter about Felix Baumgartner and his remarkable space jump, but where's the love for this brave little Lego man. Just because he's physically incapable of suffering from ebullism, going into a flat spin, or bleeding out through his eyes doesn't make this guy's faithful recreation of the space jump any less remarkable. Two fearless pioneers — one, a person; the other, plastic — plummeting from amazing heights. In the case of the Lego Man, that means about 365 feet, according to the video's "Scale 1:350" note."

Submission + - Finland Tops Mobile Phone Throwing Charts (paritynews.com)

hypnosec writes: In this year’s annual mobile-phone throwing contest held in Finland Ere Karjalainen has smashed the world record by throwing his phone 101.46 meters. The event, being held every year since 2000 in the town of Savonlinna, saw quite a few mobile-phone throwers participate. The 2nd position went to Jeremy Gallop, a South African who managed to throw his phone 94.67 metres. Finnish public television network YLE covered the Saturday event [Google translated]. Contest organizers are of the opinion that users can vent their anger on their phones and that this offers a unique opportunity to "pay back all the frustrations and disappointments caused by these modern equipments."
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Submission + - Kickstarter Won't Let Me Kickstart My Kickstarter To Buy Kickstarter (vice.com)

pigrabbitbear writes: "Comedian Eric Moneypenny writes for Motherboard to discuss the trials and tribulations of trying to create a Kickstarter to buy Kickstarter:

"What would’ve been better than the biggest Kickstarter of all-time? A Kickstarter to raise $19 million, almost 6 times bigger than the richest Kickstarter ever ($3.3 million).""

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