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** FILE ** Elementary school students read books in a classroom at Mount Savage School in Maryland. (Associated Press)

2nd-graders on 'how to fall in love': 'You go in bed and do sex'

Welcome to 2nd Grade, 2014. Writer Edward Scheinman tweeted out a "How to Fall in Love," list that was written by Boston children at the school that employs his sister. The contents, as well as the chronology, of the unfinished assignment prompted Mr. Scheinman to call it the "best thing you will read all day." Published January 15, 2014

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'Rubber Band Machine Gun' fetches over 100K in pledges on Kickstarter

Who knew that worldwide demand for a Rubber Band Machine Gun was so high? Alexander Shpetniy, a design student at the National University of Lugansky, has raised over $100,000 in pledges on Kickstarter for his creation, which can dispense 672 rubber bands in just 48 seconds. Published January 14, 2014