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10 Deadly Tricksters of the Animal World

Being a predator is not easy. Many of them have to chase after their prey; they succeed only once in a while, and often waste valuable energies in the process. They may even risk being injured or killed by potential prey. Some predators, however, have developed special, and often incredible, techniques and adaptations that allow them to trick their prey so that they never suspect any danger until it is too late. I give you 10 of these deadly tricksters of the animal world.

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The 10 Most Awesome Banned Race Cars

Sometimes, a race car is just too good. Engineers find ways around rules and rulemakers get mad, but the fans love it. Here are your favorite banned race cars. No one could figure out how 14-year-old Jimmy Gronen got such good starts during the 1973 All-American National Soapbox Derby. He was winning heats left and right, and then his victories started tailing off. The electromagnet he'd hidden in the nose of his car was weakening as the day went on. It didn't matter though, by the end of the day, he'd won the whole thing. Triggered by an electrical circuit completed when his helmet touched his headrest, the magnet pulled the car forward off the line as the metal starting gate opened. This gave him a boost into the lead. Jimmy was stripped of his title two days later, and his uncle was indicted for contributing to the delinquency of a minor and fined $2,000. Additionally, Jimmy's hometown of Boulder, CO was banned from participating in the National finals ever again.

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Never Eat Canned Soup Again! 11 Delicious Vegetarian Soup And Stew Recipes

There are few meals as simple as opening a can of soup, plopping the contents into a pot or bowl and heating it up. But there is little satisfying about this kind of meal when it comes from a can from the supermarket. The affordable canned soups are loaded up with sodium and other unwanted additives, with ingredients that have had the nutrients processed right out of them. And if you're going for healthier, more locally made soups then you are probably paying what feels like a small fortune. Take control of your kitchen and food budget by making these soups for yourself. You can put them in individual containers and store them in the fridge and freezer so you can have the same level of convenience but for less money and a much greater level of satisfaction.

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6 Reasons Why the God Particle Matters

In the world of science, the excitement doesn't mount much higher than the frenzy Wednesday around the announcement that scientists at the world's biggest atom smasher may have found the "God particle." The discovery is called a boson, a class of sub-atomic particle, but the description stopped just short of confirming that it's the long-sought Higgs boson particle. While there are still questions to ask and research to do to confirm if it is indeed the Higgs boson, physicists see massive implications to the discovery.

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10 Things Food Banks Need But Wonít Ask For

Some items are in high demand at the food bank and you may not realize it. Because they arenít essentials, the staff doesnít publicly ask for them. A survey on Reddit.com asked volunteers what items people would be most appreciative of and weíve listed the top 10 below. If youíre looking for an easy way to help out, pick some of these up while shopping and drop them off at one of our area food banks.

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The 8 Most Impressive Prison Breaks in History

Prison breaks loom large in pop culture: theyíre in movies, TV series, books, even cartoons. Itís the chaos they cause, more than anything, that makes their stories so riveting. Itís also interesting to note that not all prison breaks are created equal. Some of them are escape attempts by hardened criminals (and these never, ever end well), but quite a few others are rooted in political activism or a desire to break free from imprisonment by an enemy combatant. The most notorious escapes of all time were perpetrated by abused men and women in prison camps who just wanted to fight back. No matter where they fall on the spectrum, these prison breaks were all impressive in their own way.

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10 Websites for Puzzles, Brain Teasers and Riddles

Riddle me this, riddle me thatÖ So goes the popular line from one of superhero fictionís most popular villains. And we are hooked as The Riddler plots Batmanís downfall with a riddle. Thatís the hook that a good riddle delivers. Come to think of it, even a stupid one gets the gears in our brain moving. There actually are no stupid riddles; just easy ones and difficult ones.

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6 Songs Used to Torture & Intimidate

Playing an annoying song over and over to get someone to spill their guts might sound like a gag from a Mel Brooks movie, but itís actually become a standard practice. An article by an NYU musicologist in the Journal of the Society for American Music details how music was regularly used in interrogations on bases in Iraq and Afghanistan as a method of inducing disorientation to get suspects to talk without inflicting physical force. Here are some of the songs used by military and law enforcement entities to get their suspects to sing.

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8 Bad Brushing Habits That Harm Your Teeth

Are you hurting instead of helping your teeth when you brush? We pinpoint common brushing mistakesóand how to protect your pearly whites. Itís not exactly a newsflash that one of the most important reasons to brush your teeth is to fight off cavities (not to mention prevent bad breath). But what if the way you brush your teeth actually makes you more susceptible to cavities, tooth decay and gum disease? Scary. Turns out, there are a host of common mistakes that many of us make morning and night that can damage teeth and turn a healthy smile upside-down. Find out what youíre doing wrong ó and how to break these bad habits for better teeth.

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10 Cars Built For Burnouts

Burnouts shouldn't be hard, but we've seen some attempts end in catastrophic failure. So, with the help of our readers, we've selected these ten cars that are almost purpose-built for easy, tire-smoking burnouts. This is Answers of the Day - where we take the best ten responses from the previous day's "Question Of The Day". It's by you and for you, the Jalopnik readers.

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10 Awesome Surfing Animals

We humans had better watch out. When it comes to the innovative use of tools, animals are hot on our tails. Capuchin monkeys have been known to smash hard nuts and seeds with stones, and certain crows have been observed using sticks to wiggle juicy insects out of their hiding places. In 2007, we discovered that chimpanzees use sharpened sticks when hunting, which makes them the first non-human species to carry weapons. Then in 2012, three New Zealand dogs were plucked from an animal shelter and taught how to drive.

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9 Sports Coupes: Slick Styling, Short Life

After much speculation, Subaru has announced that the name of its new sports coupe, to be unveiled later this year, will be BRZ. Aside from confusion about the name (apparently "B" stands for the boxer engine, "R" for rear-wheel-drive, and "Z" for its zenith of perfection), you may wonder what Subaru is doing in the sports coupe business anyway. Sports coupes have two doors, emphasize flash over functionality, and aspire to higher levels of performance. While it is capable of contemporary design, Subaru is a company better known for sturdy all-wheel-drive vehicles like the Outback. And as car models go, many sports coupes have the life expectancy of fruit flies. Subaru has been down this road before with the short-lived SVX. This is not a product segment filled with golden oldies. Sport coupes are all about fashion, and fashion is fleeting -- and fickle. Herewith, some more sports coupes that didn't stand the test of time.

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