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On July 19, 1957, six men stand beneath an atomic explosion set off in the deserts of the American Northwest. Five of them were volunteers. Click through for the full story from NPR. Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR.

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I was going to wait until next week, to avoid interrupting Beard Week, but it’s gaining a lot of momentum. The organization behind this, Invisible Children, are doing everything right. They’ve been at work for years, but they’ve set a deadline for bringing Joseph Kony, a Ugandan warlord, to justice before the end of 2012. […]

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