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A man shouts his love at an event in Tokyo on Jan. 29. The event comes two days ahead of Beloved Wives Day, a day on which husbands publicly scream their love for their wives before a crowd of onlookers. Husbands are also urged to head home early to express gratitude to their wives. Kiyoshi Ota/EPA /Landov hide caption

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How Do I Love Thee? Japanese Husbands Shout The Ways

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A 16-inch lacquer disc, a format used in the 1930s, from the collection of the Library of Congress. Most of the lacquer, the part of the disc where the sound was etched, has been lost to decay. Abby Brack/Library of Congress hide caption

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Saving The Sounds Of America

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Jim James' solo debut is titled Regions of Light and Sound of God. Neil Krug/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Jim James: On A Spiritual Quest In The Digital Age

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Construction continues at the Belo Monte dam complex in the Amazon basin in June 2012 near Altamira, Brazil. Belo Monte will be the world's third-largest hydroelectric project, and will displace up to 20,000 people living near the Xingu River. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Hungry For Energy, Brazil Builds Monster Dams In The Amazon

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Minute Suite's 7-by-8-feet rooms offer Wi-Fi, a sofa bed, a television and a workspace. One traveler compared the small spaces to having an MRI done, but others say the idea is overdue at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Courtesy of Minute Suites hide caption

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Airport Suites Offer Travelers A Place To Nap On The Fly

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Billy Crystal hosts the 84th Annual Academy Awards in 2012. Writing jokes for hosts is a tricky game, says longtime joke writer Dave Boone. Kevin Winter/Getty Images hide caption

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Playing The Big Room: An Oscars Joke-Writer Reflects

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