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This Guy Probably Just Won A Million Dollars For Doing Math; Suddenly Wish I Was Better At Math

This prize is sweeter than 3.1415926535897.

Okay, so it's not the most foolproof of "get-rich-quick" schemes, but one man from Kazakhstan may have just become a millionaire - through math. Spending the last thirty years working on a math proof that has stumped mathematicians for decades, Mukhtarbay Otelbayev thinks he's solved it - and he wants the prize.

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Failure to Launch: Russian Rocket Crashes Moments After Liftoff

Three satellites on board destroyed, toxic fuel released over Kazakhstan

A space-bound rocket carrying three navigational satellites crashed back to the ground only seconds after its launch from Russia's space launch facility near Baikonur, Kazakhstan on Tuesday. No casualties or immediate dangers have been reported in the destruction of the unmanned Proton rocket, but the accident, one more in a series of mishaps, could spell trouble for Russia's space program and damage relations between Russia and Kazakhstan, where Russia leases the site of its rocket launches.

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Kazakhstan’s Mobius Strip Library of the Future

Kazakhstan gets the sweetest buildings! Through a competition to design the upcoming new National Library, Kazakhstan has chosen this mobius strip structure to contain its archives. While it may not be the most efficient structure in the world regarding space, it's certainly one of the coolest to look at, with the structure bending in upon itself. Even considering the slanted walls throughout and awkward spacing, the structure will contain 33,0000 square meters of floor space, or about 335,210 square feet. In comparison, our Library of Congress, which is housed across multiple buildings, contains 2,100,000 square feet. And to use a building we can easily imagine the size of for reference, the White House is 55,000 square feet.

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World’s Tallest Tent Now Open: Full of Crazy Stuff, Barely Meets Definition of ‘Tent’

Behold, the greatest spectacle of all mankind: Khan Shatyr, the tallest tent in all the world. Wonder why I'm talking so epically about it? Well, you'll understand if you go to the oversized tent's website with your volume up and start browsing. I don't know if this tent is housing fun and entertainment, leading a medieval army into battle, or being surrounded by a divine aura, but it certainly sounds and looks like it.

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