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How Does Duty Free Work?

© Heiko Wolfraum/dpa/Corbis The Spring Break season will be here before you know it, and if you’re traveling abroad for a vacation, you’ll get to enjoy the fun and excitement of passing through Customs on your way home. Let’s take a look at a few of the other rules regarding duties and declarations, and see [...]

The Top Ten Banned Video Games of All Time

It might not surprise you that Call of Duty 4 was banned in the Middle East or that Postal was banned in Australia, but some of these top ten banned games are a bit of a shock. For example, Mass Effect was banned in Singapore for its lesbian love scene. The most surprising item on [...]

Cat Summoned for Jury Duty, Not Excused for Being a Cat

Boy, it’s hard to get a good jury these days. Everyone wants out of jury duty – so what’s a court to do? Why not call a cat to sit on a jury? Here’s what happened: Boston resident Sal Esposito has been called to jury duty, but there’s one thing standing in the way of his ability [...]

A Transforming, Roaring, Fire-Breathing Van

Photo: Skylar Wicked Evolution, Jr. is a 750-lb miniature van that can stand upright, partially transform into a vaguely beast-like creature, roar, and breathe fire. It was made by a fellow named Skylar, and is among his many custom-built vehicles: The entire creation was scratch built in the basement of my house without any special fabrication tools. [...]