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World Series

This week, the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants advanced to the World Series. While the Giants have played in the World Series several times in recent memory, including two wins (in 2010 and 2012), the Royals haven't made it to the World Series since their 1985 win. So, you know, it's been a while, which means Royals fans are pretty excited about their team's victory, including Paul Rudd. Rudd, who was at Wednesday's game, was interviewed by reporters and said he'd be celebrating by throwing a party at his mom's. If you're not a Royals or Giants fan, then that party at Paul Rudd's mom's house is probably the most exciting thing about this news.

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Facts About Harlem Globetrotters image

The Harlem Globetrotters, who have been around for nearly 9 decades, are loved by young and old alike. Part-sports, part-theater performance, part-comedy, each Harlem Globetrotters game is a perfect family affair. So here are a few things you may not know about the beloved basketball team.


  1. The Harlem Globetrotters didn't actually form in Harlem; the team came together in Chicago, IL, in the 1920s, known then only as the "Globe Trotters". They were called the "New York Globe Trotters" by 1929, and given the hometown of Harlem. Yet...
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Man Spent $25,000 Seeing Rock of Ages Because Why Not?

There are fans — the kinds of people who have positive feelings toward something. And then there are fanatics — the kinds of people who dedicate themselves to That Thing They Love. Abe Calimag falls into the latter category; as a very passionate, very devoted fan of the Broadway show Rock of Ages, Calimag has spent an estimated $25,000 to experience it again and again.

With that $25,000, Calimag has seen Rock of Ages (in all its forms, on Broadway, on film, and in other live renditions) more than 500 times. He's seen the show across state lines, on the Great White Way, in six different countries, and on multiple cruise ships. Because he can.

Calimag says:


People hear a number and think, 'You’re nuts! You can buy a car for that!' People have seen Bon Jovi concerts a hundred times — it’s what they enjoy. This is what I enjoy.

So... if you had $25,000, which show/band/artist/sporting event would you revisit again and again?

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Pluto

It's been eight years since Pluto had its status downgraded from "ninth planet" to "joke." (Okay, actually, it was called a "dwarf planet," but you know.) Well, Pluto might just be having the best week ever because some researchers at Harvard have said nah, Pluto, you're totally a planet. The researchers wrote, "Even though a dwarf fruit tree is still a small fruit tree, and a dwarf hamster is still a small hamster." I think it's pretty solid logic. There's no official ruling saying that Pluto actually is a planet, but this does open up the debate once more; it's possible that sometime in the future, Pluto will regain its status as "planet," and I'm just sad that "Psych" is no longer on air to discuss it.

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The 7 Most Popular Songs of 2007

Today we continue our week-long celebration of our 7th anniversary by taking a look back at what music was popular in 2007. So we took a look at Billboard's 2007 chart of the top 100 songs to see what people were listening to back then. As a chart that combines sales, radio play, and streams, it's a fairly good indicator of popularity. Here are the top seven songs:

1. Beyonce - "Irreplaceable"

We're absolutely not surprised that Beyonce tops this list because she just has a way of doing that. Our lack of emotion aside, it was an immensely successful song, particularly favored because of it's "to the left" hook. Originally meant to be a country tune, it was re-arranged as a pop song for Beyonce. Although it didn't debut at number one, radio play let it rapidly climb the charts, eventually giving Beyonce her fourth #1 hit. It was the top-selling song of 2007, and to date has sold over two million copies just in the U.S.

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