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When Performance Art Meets Brain Scans (Cool Weird Awesome 151)

Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo has created a new work called “If We Were XYZ,” and it’s based on her dreams, which she documented with the help of an electroencephalogram machine. Plus: The World Food Championships are now underway in Dallas, with some 1,500 award-winning chefs and cooks putting it all on the line and/or plates.
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Let’s Cover Some Unusual Measurements In A Jiffy (Cool Weird Awesome 148)

Almost everything we do can be measured, and in lots of ways beyond the inches, yards and seconds we normally use. We take a trip through some lesser known measurements, like siriometer, cow’s grass, and jiffy (yes, it’s an actual term!) Plus: meet the dad who built a full-size claw machine for his daughter’s 7th birthday party.
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The Mayor Can’t Be Here, But Would You Like A Selfie With His Cardboard Cutout? (Cool Weird Awesome 147)

When the residents of Pichuclaco, Chiapas, Mexico took part in a public health event, they didn’t get to meet Mayor Moisés Aguilar Torres – at least not the real him. But they did get to see, and take pictures with, a cardboard cutout of the mayor. Plus: remember that time the people of New England went bonkers and stole hundreds of cardboard David Hasselhoffs?
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