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10 Nerdiest Contests Ever

If you can solve a Rubik's Cube in under 7 seconds, prepare for glory

(Newser) - You may not have realized it, but last weekend people got together in Europe to compete at "speedcubing." To the uninformed, that's the act of solving a Rubik's Cube—really fast. (The current record? 7.08 seconds.) Time lists nine more extremely geeky competitions:
  • Muggle Quidditch: Yes,
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French Resort Seeks Sun Lotion Appliers

Get $1,160 a week to apply sunscreen to attractive strangers

(Newser) - If you're young, good-looking, and speak French, you might qualify for ultimate summer job: strolling the beaches of France with samples of sunscreen, offering to rub the product into the shoulders of attractive sunbathers. And then there's the pay: $1,160 a week. The gig, being offered by a French... More »

How to Rid Chatroulette of Penises

Entries pouring in from contestants

(Newser) - The Business Insider recently launched its "Solve Chatroulette's Penis Problem" contest with a deadline of Monday. Their favorite entries (submitted via Power Point presentation!) so far:
  • Facial recognition: No face? No connection, because he's probably showing penis.
  • Rogues Gallery: Take photos of offenders' faces and post them, with
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Cowell: I Goofed With Boyle

(Newser) - Simon Cowell admitted that he overestimated the strength of startling songbird Susan Boyle during her trials in Britain's Got Talent. The fragile overnight-superstar has been emotionally overwhelmed, canceling another concert last week. "She seemed fine with all the attention. I thought perhaps naively that she was in control,"... More »

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