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May 9, 2014
Best Snack In Every State
From salmon jerky to MoonPies — check out Business Insider’s list of the best snacks from each state.
May 8, 2014
Farming 4 Hunger
Farming 4 Hunger is a not-for-profit that helps Maryland residents gain access to fresh fruits and vegetables.
What Is Gluten?
Jimmy Kimmel sent a camera crew to a park in Los Angeles to ask people who admit to choosing a gluten-free diet to ask: “What is gluten?”
Metro Bar Map
This D.C. Metro map replaces each stop with the closest watering hole — the goal to get you up that (perpetually broken!) escalator and onto a bar stool as quickly as possible.
The super rare firenado was captured on camera in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Tiny Hamster Eating Tiny Pizza
A tiny gray hamster nibbling at a tiny slice of pizza is climbing to Internet fame.
Allergy Season Guide
The plants that make allergy sufferers miserable are combined in this all-in-one chart.
May 7, 2014
Catching His Own Pass
NFL player Jamaal Charles appears to throw and catch his own 45-yard pass in this video. Wired has done some math to determine whether this is even humanly possible.
Classic Novels As Piano Music
By picking out emotion-related words and translating those into tempos and keys, two researchers found a way to connect music and literature by having a computer turn classic novels into piano music.
Wizards Watch Party
RSVP to the official Wizards Watch Party at the Verizon Center for Game 2 against the Indiana Pacers. You’ll also be given a tour of the Verizon Center and have the opportunity to purchase season tickets for next season.
May 6, 2014
Reset The Net
“On June 5, I will take strong steps to protect my freedom from government mass surveillance. I expect the services I use to do the same.”
“Talk Dirty” In Various Forms
Musician Anthony Vincent has taken a stab at Jason Derulo’s “Talk Dirty,” recording the hit song, once again, in 20 different styles.
May 5, 2014
100 Days of Dance
Matt Bray perched a GoPro camera on top of his cabinet and recorded himself doing the Napoleon Dynamite choreography for Jamiroquai’s Canned Heat for 100 days in a row. He also set a Guinness World Record for sitting on the most whoopee cushions in 30 seconds.
‘Disrupt Taco Bell’ Hack
You can now shoot an email off to a special address with a dollar amount in the subject and it rips you off a menu of the maximum amount of Taco Bell food you can get under that limit.
May 2, 2014
Free Comic Book Day
Comic book shops around the country give away free comic books to people who come into their stores on the first Saturday in May.
Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week
One in five children experiences a mental, emotional or behavioral health problem before age 18. Seventy percent of school-aged children with a diagnosable mental illness do not receive treatment. Children’s Mental Health Awareness Week runs May 4-12.
May 1, 2014
For more than a decade, the Senior Connection has provided free services to older residents in Montgomery County. The organization offers services such as transportation to medical appointments to even assisting seniors while paying their bills.
Capitol Rotunda Time-Lapse
As part of the Capitol Dome Restoration Project a five-layer, 6,100-pound, 14,700-square-foot safety canopy was placed in the Capitol Rotunda. The work shown in this video occurred from April 12-29.
Mental Health Help
If you are experiencing a mental health issue, or if you know someone who is, you can find information and critical resources at the Mental Health Association of Maryland website.
April 30, 2014
Children’s Lamp Recall
IKEA has re-announced and expanded the recall of its children’s wall-mounted lamps due to a strangulation hazard.
USB Charger Recall
Safety recall notice regarding Vibe USB Mobile Power Bar sold at Five Below stores.
April 29, 2014
Scary Time In The Air
An airline passenger posted a video taken during a flight that appears to show sparks flying from plane’s engine prior to an emergency landing.
April 26, 2014
Wolf Trap Opera
Wold Trap Opera is looking for a few good homes.
In Your Eyes Movie
A recent report found that so called cord-cutting is on the upswing but apparently these digital viewers aren’t missing much.
NBC’s ‘Comedy Playground’
Despite a lawsuit over the name NBC’s “Comedy Playground”, the network will continue its search for two new comedies to air on the network.
Jailbreak Brewing Company
Interested? Find their beer here.