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Experts Say Bacon Shortage Isn't Real
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At Ease, Everyone: Experts Say 2013 Bacon Shortage Is a Myth

Last week, a U.K. group struck fear in the hearts of bacon lovers everywhere when it predicted an "unavoidable" pork shortage next year. But now experts say there's no real threat of an impending "aporkalypse" here in the U.S. and that the organization's report amounts to nothing more than propaganda. Whew!

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What Are the Most Educated Countries in the World?

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released its Education at a Glance 2012 report, and two of its conclusions jumped out at us: 1) countries that spend more on education tend to have more highly educated populations, and 2) the more educated you are, the more likely you are to be employed.

While that may not sound too surprising, it’s an important reminder of just how valuable education is in the current globalized economy—especially following a calamity like the 2008 financial collapse and subsequent recession that America is still ever-so-slowly recovering from.

Taken as a whole, the report is a good indicator of which countries are the most educated, and, helpfully, the OECD showed us how they made those determinations.

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First Man on the Moon Neil Armstrong Dead at Age 82

 

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The first person to set foot on the Earth’s moon, Neil Armstrong passed away today (Aug. 25) due to complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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Radio Nederland Wereldomroep, Flickr

‘Saudi Got Talent’ Show Barring Music, Dancing and Women

It’s hard to imagine ‘America’s Got Talent’ or ‘Britain’s Got Talent’ or any of the other ‘Got Talent’s’ without dancing or music or ladies, but apparently such a thing is possible, at least in the Saudi city of Buraidah.

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What are the Most Popular Websites in the World?

If you’re like most people, you have one or more websites that you simply cannot live a day without clicking over to it in order to get your dose of the World Wide Web.

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What Was the Most Memorable Moment of the 2012 Summer Olympics? [SURVEY]

After more than two weeks of thrilling competition, the 2012 Summer Olympics came to an end with Sunday’s closing ceremonies in London. While the United States won the most medals, the Americans didn’t provide all of the London Games’ most memorable moments.

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Harry How, Getty Images

2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 16 — US Captures Most Overall Medals As London Games End

The 2012 Summer Olympics came to a close in London on Sunday with the United States adding two more gold medals to bring its Olympic-high total to 46. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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Streeter Lecka, Getty Images

Team USA Beats Spain, 107-100, to Win Olympic Men’s Basketball Gold Medal

Kevin Durant scored 30 points and grabbed nine rebounds, as the United States defeated Spain 107-100 in the gold medal game of men’s basketball at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.

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Stu Forster, Getty Images

2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 15 — Usain Bolt Wins Third Gold Medal, Helps Relay Team Set World Record

The United States surpassed the 100-medal mark during another record-setting day at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Saturday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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Ronald Martinez, Getty Images

2012 Summer Olympics Recap: Day 13 — US Wins 5 Gold Medals

The United States won nine medals, including five golds, to take a commanding lead in the overall medal count at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Thursday. Here’s a recap of the day’s highlights:

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