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650 Foot Roller Coaster Planned for Las Vegas

U.S. Thrill Rides, a company that builds roller coasters, plans to build a 650-foot tall coaster called ‘Polercoaster’ at the Tropicana Hotel on the Las Vegas strip. The coaster is so high (how high is it?) the company has to get permission from the Federal Aviation Administration before construction can begin.

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Getty Images, photo by Martha Holmes
Getty Images, photo by Martha Holmes

The Last Telegram Will Be Sent in India on July 14

Telegrams in the United States haven’t been sent for years as the service was stopped, but in India, sending a telegram, to some, is still popular, but that is about to end. On July 14, the last telegram, anywhere in the world, will be sent and that will end the service for good.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Remain Steady

Summer officially begins this Friday, that means summer vacations to camp, the beach, hiking and using more gas. Good news, gas prices in Maine are holding steady, as we head towards the first day of summer.

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George W. Hales/Getty Images

NewPage Paper Company To Lay Off 120 Workers For A Week

NewPage paper company will temporarily lay off around 120 hourly maintenance workers next week, that's according to mill spokesman Anthony Lyons. Lyons told the Lewiston Sun Journal that the layoffs are a 'cost containment and money-saving' move.

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Unchanged This Week

As Mainers take to the road as the weather warms up, some good news, gas prices remained stable this week. The gas monitoring website, MaineGasPrices.com, reports that a gallon of gas in Maine is at $3.56 a gallon.

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Getty Images, photo by Hannes Magerstaedt
Getty Images, photo by Hannes Magerstaedt

New Material to Help Develop Flexible Electronics

A new material that is the strongest in the world has been discovered by scientists that could hold the future to flexible electronics.  It’s a single atomic layer of carbon arranged in a honeycomb pattern called Graphene. The material is so strong it would take an elephant balancing on a pencil to break through a sheet as thin as Saran Wrap.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Who are the World’s Best Tippers?

A lot of people work for tips as part of or all of their pay, so it’s good to know who the World’s best tippers are. Trip Advisor conducted a survey across eight countries and 9,000 travelers to find out which country had the biggest tippers.

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Maine Gas Prices Drop Slightly

The summer travel season is under way, and there is some good news for Maine motorists, as gas prices in the state dropped by slightly more than a penny this week. That's according to the gas monitoring website MaineGasPrices.com, which surveys more than 1,200 gas stations in the state.

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Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan
Getty Images, photo by Justin Sullivan

Coffee-Mate Introduces Girl Scout Cookie Flavored Creamers

Coffee -Mate creamer has gone in partnership with the Girl Scouts to introduce two new flavors.  Nestle has announced the new flavors of creamer featuring the taste of Girl Scout cookies Thin Mints and Samoas.

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Stetson Wind Farm Maine

New England’s Largest Wind Farm Proposed For Somerset And Piscataquis Counties

A 62-turbine wind farm has been proposed by Boston-based First Wind, if approved, this would be New England's largest wind farm. The proposed wind farm, dubbed the 'Bingham Wind Project', would have a generating capacity of 186 megawatts with the capacity to power 75,000 homes.

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