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October 17th, 2011 by in Images, Links

6 Classic Kids Shows Secretly Set in Nightmarish Universes[Cracked]

Four Charts That Explain What The Protesters Are Angry About[Business Insider]

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Two-Time Indy 500 Winner Dan Wheldon Dies After IndyCar Crash[ESPN]

Dan Wheldon, the 2011 Indianapolis 500 winner and one of the most popular drivers in open-wheel racing, died Sunday at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in a horrific multicar crash on Lap 11 of the IndyCar Series season finale.

Officials decided to call the race, but the drivers, many sobbing openly, did a five-lap tribute to Wheldon. IndyCar Series CEO Randy Bernard made the official announcement of Wheldon’s death without further comment

Wheldon was airlifted from the Las Vegas track at 1:19 p.m. local time Sunday and taken to University Medical Center, becoming the first IndyCar driver to die on the track since rookie Paul Dana was killed in practice on the morning of race day at Homestead-Miami Speedway in 2006.

Taj Mahal Could Collapse Within Five Years – [Daily Mail]

The Taj Mahal will collapse within five years unless urgent action is taken to shore up its foundations, campaigners have warned. The 358-year-old marble mausoleum is India’s most famous tourist attraction, bringing four million visitors a year to the northern city of Agra. But the river crucial to its survival is being blighted by pollution, industry and deforestation.

Campaigners believe the foundations have become brittle and are disintegrating. Cracks appeared last year in parts of the tomb, and the four minarets which surround the monument are showing signs of tilting.

The Perks of Working at Tech Giants (Infographic) – [Geekosystem]

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