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January 13th, 2012 by in Images, Links

7 Things You Don't Realize About Addiction (Until You Quit) - [Cracked] 11 Insane Features of Normal Human Anatomy - [Mental Floss] The Author of SOPA Is a Copyright Violator - [Vice] TSA Makes $400K Off Loose Change - [NBC San Diego]

Travelers left behind $409,085.56 in loose change in 2010. Not only did they ditch their pennies, dimes and quarters at the checkpoints, but they also left behind foreign currency.

Nico Melendez, spokesperson for TSA, said when people go through security checkpoints they typically leave behind the change from their pockets in the plastic bins.

“TSA puts (the leftover money)in a jar at security checkpoint, at the end of each shift they take it, count it, put it in an envelope and send it to the finance office," he said.

Van der Sloot Sentenced To 28 Years For Peru Murder - [CNN]
Peruvian judges on Friday sentenced Dutch national Joran van der Sloot to 28 years in prison and ordered him to pay thousands of dollars in reparations for the killing of a 21-year-old Peruvian woman in 2010. Van der Sloot, who was visibly upset after the decision was issued, admitted this week to killing Stephany Flores in his Lima hotel room. The judges said they took his confession into account, but they still gave him a sentence two years short of the 30-year maximum.
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