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Great Sand Dunes built by nature

Across from shallow creeks at the base of the 14,000-foot Sangre de Cristo Mountains sit the largest sand piles in North America, kept in place by wind and water.Full story

A thirsty gerbil’s kiss: Best bad writing of 2010

An unseemly sentence that compares a kiss to the union of "the world's thirstiest gerbil" and a giant water bottle has won the top prize in an annual bad writing contest. Full story

The decade in travel: Technology and terrorism

Remember getting through an airport without removing your shoes, dumping your water bottle or showing ID? What happened to the good ol' days? Full story

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  Breaking the World Record for nasal inflation

Oct. 6: In Tbilisi, Georgia, 18-year-old Jmal Tkeshelashvili is attempting to break the world record for nasal inflation by blowing up rubber water bottles through his nose, until they explode.

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