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What do you get for working at LEGO for 25 years? A golden LEGO brick

This is the gold brick LEGO shits out to employees who have been working for the company for 25 years I assume it actually fits with regular plastic LEGO bricks, but this $14,000 gold LEGO brick isn’t something you’ll find anywhere anytime soon. Via

This golden LEGO has a value of $14,000 and any LEGO employee who lasts 25 years at the company gets one. I wonder if it would fit a regular plastic brick though, that’s the real question.

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Energy drinks are for your grandma, try energy gummy bears!

Energy Gummy Bears are naturally caffeinated gummy bears recently launched by Vat19. One 60-calorie package (about 9 bears) is full of guarana extract (a natural form of caffeine) and taurine, the stuff found in popular energy drinks.

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The new World Trade Center is now the tallest building in New York again

Today, construction workers will bring the height of the unfinished skeleton of One World Trade Center to 1,250 feet, bringing it just over the height of the Empire State Building. At this height, it’s the tallest building in New York City and when the structure is completed in about a year, it will be the tallest in the US and probably the third tallest in the world.

Designs call for the tower’s roof to stand at 1,368 feet — the same height as the north tower of the original World Trade Center. The building’s roof will be topped with a 408-foot, cable-stayed mast, making the total height of the structure a symbolic 1,776 feet.

So is that needle an antenna or a spire?

“Not sure,” wrote Steve Coleman, a spokesman for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the building.

The needle will, indeed, function as a broadcast antenna. It is described on the Port Authority’s website as an antenna. On the other hand, the structure will have more meat to it than your average antenna, with external cladding encasing the broadcast mast.

Without that spire, One World Trade Center would still be smaller than the Willis Tower in Chicago, formerly known as the Sears Tower, which tops out at 1,451 feet (not including its own antennas).

Debate over which of those buildings can truly claim to be the tallest in the U.S. has been raging for years on Internet message boards frequented by skyscraper enthusiasts.

As for the Council on Tall Buildings, it is leaning toward giving One World Trade the benefit of the doubt.

“This is something we have discussed with the architect,” Hollister said. “As we understand it, the needle is an architectural spire which happens to enclose an antenna. We would thus count it as part of the architectural height.”

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Ever wonder how a sawfish uses it’s giant saw? Well, here you go.

Barbara Wueringer has an answer: the saws are both trackers and weapons. They’re studded withsmall pores that allow the sawfish to sense the minute electrical fields produced by living things. Even in murky water, their prey cannot hide. Once the sawfish has found its target, it uses the ‘saw’ like a swordsman. It slashes at its victim with fast sideways swipes, either stunning it or impaling it upon the teeth. Sometimes, the slashes are powerful enough to cut a fish in half. Even less dramatic blows can knock a fish to the sea floor, and the sawfish pins it in place with its saw.

More: http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/notrocketscience/2012/03/05/how-the-sawfish-wields-its-saw-like-a-swordsman/

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