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"Advertising Men Make Crazy Husbands!" (detail, 1930s ad)

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"No pessimist ever discovered the secrets of stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new heaven to the human spirit."

- Helen Keller
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Turn Old Bottles Into iPhone Cases With This 3-D Printer From Will.i.am And Coca-Cola

You probably know will.i.am best as founder and frontman of hip-hop group The Black Eyed Peas. But in the past three years, when he’s not singing about lovely lady lumps, he has been busy as Chief Creative Officer of U.S. manufacturer 3D Systems, designing a 3-D printer that aims to help reduce plastic waste.

His Ekocycle Cube 3-D Printer—designed by 3D Systems for home use and developed in collaboration with Coca-Cola—turns recycled plastic bottles into anything from guitar picks to iPhone cases.

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The Classic VW Bus Reinvented As A Greener Camper

When the classic VW bus was at the height of its popularity in the ’60s, ads bragged about the fact that it got 24 miles per gallon. Fifty years later, that’s actually still a lot better than some similarly sized vans, but it isn’t exactly carbon neutral. Brazilian designer Eduardo Galvani decided to reinvent the hippie bus as something truly sustainable.

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"There is one great thing that you men will all be able to say after this war is over and you are home once again. You may be thankful that twenty years from now when you are sitting by the fireplace with your grandson on your knee and he asks you what you did in the great World War II, you WON’T have to cough, shift him to the other knee and say, Well, your Granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana."

General George S Patton, Jr (the speech was delivered to Patton’s troops on June 5, 1944 before the assault.)

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"It is defeat that turns bone to flint; it is defeat that turns gristle to muscle; it is defeat that makes men invincible.
~Henry Ward Beecher"

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"So many of our dreams at first seem impossible, then they seem improbable, and then, when we summon the will, they soon become inevitable."

- Christopher Reeve
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"My motto was always to keep swinging. Whether I was in a slump or feeling badly or having trouble off the field, the only thing to do was keep swinging."

- Hank Aaron