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Fastest Marathon Ever Not Recognized Due To Wind

We posted earlier that, Kenyan, Geoffrey Mutai won the Boston Marathon on Monday, finishing in 2 hours, 3 minutes, 2 seconds, the fastest 26.2 miles in history.

But, alas, there's a catch: Even though Mutai beat the previous record by 57 seconds, because there was a strong tailwind on a downhill course, Mutai's time won't be recognized. In fact, 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up and fellow-Kenyan Moses Mosop also surpassed the world record, finishing only four seconds behind Mutai.

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Boston Marathon Sees Worlds Fastest Marathon Finish Ever

The fastest ever Marathon finish was recorded by Kenyan, Geoffrey Mutai, at the 115th Boston Marathon today. According to the NY Times, Mutai finished the race in 2 hours 3 minute and 2 seconds. Top American performer,Ryan Hall of California, finished in forth with a time of 2:04:58.

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World’s Oldest Living Man Dies At 114

The Minnesota born man, Walter Breuning, was the world's oldest living man according to the Guinness Book of World Records. He passed away at the age of 114 on Thursday, April 14th 2011 in Great Falls, Montana where he lived since the age of 16. What age would you like to live to?

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Latest Chinese Fad Involves Live Reptiles on Keyrings

Street vendors in China have helped to create a new trend in the country by touting tiny reptiles sealed in colored water and attached to a keychain to passers-by.

The newest craze is nothing short of bizarre, which is probably why so many people are interested in purchasing one of their own portable salamanders, turtles or goldfish. Despite its novelty, though, animal activists are less than pleased.

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Japan’s Nuclear Crisis Still Worsening

Japan's nuclear crisis continues to grow more dire. The rating of the exposure has been raised from 5 to 7 and is at the highest level we've seen from a plant under the International Atomic Energy Agency. With the continued amount of radiation being leaked, there are fears that Japan's nuclear disaster could reach Chernobyl level catastrophe. What can be done to contain the radiation?

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Japan’s 7.4 Aftershock VIDEO

Japan is still feeling aftershocks from the massive earthquake nearly a month ago. Early this morning an aftershock measured at 7.4 was shaking much of northeast Japan and here is a video of the tremor...

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Google Doodles Rock!

I go to www.google.com on a daily basis, even if I don't need to search anything, because I love the creative google doodles each day. They create a different google logo each day, crafted out of that day's relevance. For example, seen here is today's google doodle (today is Harry Houdini's 137th Birthday). Clever I tell ya.

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Sun Flares, Super Moons, Aliens & WWJTD?

There is so much going on out there. It's been a very full week or two. How are you handling it? How are you sharing what is going on with your kids, family & friends? We...

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Amazing Before/After Satelite Images Of Japans Landscape

With the use of Google Maps' extremely powerful satelite imaging, ABC was able to make a comparison of the landscape and architecture before and after the earthquake and tsunami hit Japan on Friday. It really puts it into perspective showing just how powerful the wave was to completely remove homes and buildings from the ground and deposit them into a pile of debris. Check out the 20+ images inside.

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Magnitude 8.9 Earthquake And Tsunami Devastate Northern Japan
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Japan’s Nuclear Scare

Japan's nuclear power plant in Fukushima is continuing to melt down and suffered its second explosion Monday. Workers are attempting to cool the cores of the nuclear plant with sea water to prevent more explosions. While radiation has been able to escape through the explosions the levels of radiation are not yet dangerous for the public.

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Japan Earthquake: How You Can Give Help

International relief agencies launched a variety of ways Friday for people make donations to help victims of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.

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Earthquake Destroys And Floods Japan (35 PICS)

After a massive earthquake of 8.9 occurred just off the coast of Japan's North Eastern shore, buildings were smashed, cars and planes swept away, and houses engulfed in water. The News Observer has compiled a gallery of 35 images showing the destruction in North East Japan.

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