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ESPN Anchor Hits Hole-In-One and Wins a Car

Jay Harris, an ESPN News anchor and SportsCenter Co-Host, just had the hole of his life. On the 190-yard par-3 17th at Southern Highlands Golf Club in Las Vegas, Harris pulled out his six-iron and chalked up his first hole-in-one.

But, not everything stays in Vegas. It turns out those cars that sit behind the tee that no one ever wins aren’t there for looks. The Coach Michael Woodson Las Vegas Invitational golf tournament had a 2015 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV on the line for anyone who holed the par-3 and Jay Harris walked away with a brand new car.

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New TV Only Works When You Smile At It

There will be no more blank faces in this living room. David Hedberg – a recent Royal College of Art (RCA) design graduate – has designed a television that only reveals its otherwise scrambled broadcast when you smile.

“Bad reception used to be associated with the poor technical performance of an antenna. Just a decade ago it was much clearer who dictates the information which we absorb. Now, with content widely accessible the question is no longer if we can receive but if we are receptive.” says Hedberg on his project’s website.

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Hundreds of Divers Hold Underwater Music Festival (VIDEO)

Over 500 divers and “musicians” took the plunge yesterday in Looe Key, Florida, for the 30th Annual Underwater Music Festival.

A local radio station partnered with the event to pipe four hours of commercial-free music from underwater. According to the event producers, “The festival… emphasizes reef preservation, with the radio broadcast offering tips on ways divers and snorkelers can minimize impacts on the Keys’ marine environment.”

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Cell Phone Breaks Make You More Productive

Study finds cell phone breaks beneficial to workplace happiness and productivity.

Keep checking Facebook, SnapChat and going for just one more level on Candy Crush while you’re at work says a new study out by researchers at Kansas State University.

According to the study by Sooyeol Kim, a doctoral student in psychological sciences, “by interacting with friends or family members through a smart phone or by playing a short game, we found that employees can recover from some of their stress to refresh their minds and take a break.”

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Canadian Golf Pro Saves Man Sinking in Water Hazard

Josh Gardner, a golf professional at Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club in Calgary, arrived at work on July 5 expecting it to be just another beautiful day on the golf course. Little did he know he would be saving someone’s life.

As the Calgary Sun reported, Gardner was teaching a class when he heard a van fly over the hill behind him, go airborne and land in the middle of a pond. He immediately called 9-1-1 but noticed that the driver didn’t seem to be conscious.

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How The Potato Salad Kickstarter Earned Over $17,000 (VIDEO)

As recently reported on SmirkWire, Zach Brown’s Potato Salad Kickstarter campaign has earned way more than the initial goal of $10. But, there are still 25 days to go and the campaign has just begun to heat up.

As of this posting the potato salad Kickstarter project has earned just north of $17,000. Brown has also just posted a video thanking everyone for their funding and support (below).

UPDATE BELOW

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