New York City in Three Minutes

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Many people ask how it feels to live in New York City. There are many ways to describe ‘The Big Apple’ – “electrifying”, “romantic”, “amazing”, “fabulous”… But, next time someone asks, tell him/her to watch this three-minutes timelapse video.
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Japanese Kids Go Skydiving Using Google Earth

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These Japanese kids will make you fall in love with the country all over again. And Google Earth, which is really the star of the video.
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It Costs $82,000 to Light the One Million Christmas Lights at this House

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Christmas is here! For many home owners, decorating for the holidays is a chance to spend time with the family and share holiday joy with their neighbors, friends, and anyone else who drives by—or maybe flies over in an airplane. But it also can be quite a costly undertaking. The Faucher family of Delaware put $82,000 on the table with one million Christmas lights decoration. That’s right! one millions lights, $82,000 —not to mention the notorious energy leeches that take a toll on your electric bill.
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Let’s Infiltrate Xbox Headquarters

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Microsoft’s internal news crew Channel 9 recently visited Xbox HQ, bringing a camera along for the ride. If you’ve ever wanted to see what the place that runs the Xbox looks like, this is it.
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Three Pokemon for 2010 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

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Thanksgiving means family. But for Pikachu, it means being dragged through Manhattan as an inflatable balloon. And this year he won’t be alone. Pikachu will be joined in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade by Reshiram and Zekrom from the Pokeémon Black and White. The balloons will be 14 feet tall and pulled by handlers decked out in black and white duds.
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Obama’s Speech: The Example of Indonesia

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President Obama speaks on his childhood in Indonesia, praises Indonesia’s progress in democracy, religious tolerance and the country’s pluralistic ideology, Bhineka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity) in a speech at the University of Indonesia in Jakarta, 10 November 2010.
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Obama: Thank you for the bakso, nasi goreng, emping, krupuk

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In his brief speech during the state dinner, Obama said, “First of all, thank you for the bakso, the nasi goreng, the emping, the krupuk. Semuanya enak! (All are delicious!)”
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Happy Halloween 2010

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Happy Halloween 2010!

Can you spot the hidden jack-o’-lantern in the picture?
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World’s Largest Aircraft Graveyard

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The Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Tucson, Arizona, United States of America is the largest aircraft boneyard in terms of number of planes in the world. Below is the Google Maps satellite view of the site. Zoom, scroll and move around to see how huge the site is!
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Obama Shows Off His Indonesian

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The US President, Barack Obama, who formerly lived and studied in Indonesia during his childhood, showed off his Indonesian (Bahasa) during an informal session with the staff at the State Department. A State Department staffer named Charles Silver, knowing the President once lived in Indonesia, shouted out, “Selamat siang Bapak!” (Good afternoon Sir!) in the local language. The two then chatted briefly about Menteng, the neighborhood Obama once lived in. Silver later acknowledged and told the press that Obama spoke a “very good” Bahasa Indonesia.
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