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This guy built a rad hut complete with a chimney, bed, walls, the whole deal--from scratch. More like this, please.

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Male finches naturally compete, through song, with each other. These New York dudes bring their birds to sing-offs!

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Drive the lower 48 states 4,000 times faster than real time.

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