Meet Precious, the Bike with a Brain


"Ever feel like your car is mad at you for not changing its oil? Or maybe you've felt your vacuum's joy after being emptied? We thought it was time for one of our quiet little friends to finally get their voice."

So write the inventors of Precious, the bike with a brain that's making its away across the United States to raise money for Livestrong. As of midday Thursday, Precious has been ridden for 713 miles and is in Hazard, Kentucky. The bike and its rider are known as Team Fatty, and Precious's computerized "brain" can measure location, temperature, humidity, speed, cadence, grade, direction, and most importantly, road kill—all of which are updated live on its website.

What's the goal behind this? Sure, it's an excuse to ride a bike across the country and document it in a creative way, but the real aim of the project is to fight cancer while telling an up-to-the-minute story of we can do with two-wheeled transportation.

Keep up with Team Fattie's progress by following it on Twitter and donate to the Livestrong cause here.

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Jim Browning is a YouTuber from the UK who has an amazing ability to catch scammers in the act.

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"I got an 'invoice' email telling me that I had paid for a $3800 laptop," Browning writes on his YouTube page. "No links... just a phone number. It's a real shame that these scammers emailed me because I was able to find out exactly who they were and where the were."

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Danielle Reno of Missouri left her car running and it was stolen by thieves. But she wasn't going to let her car go so easily.

For 48 hours this owner of a pet rescue tracked the charges being made on her credit card. Ultimately, she found her car at a local Applebee's, and then went after the thieves.

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Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders took aim at former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg onstage at Wednesday's Las Vegas Democratic debate, likening the billionaire businessman to President Donald Trump and questioning his ability to turn out voters.

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