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  1. #1
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    Boy Wonder

    Jack Andraka's journey from suburban Baltimore high school freshman to cancer researcher began at age 14 when a family friend died of pancreatic cancer. Shocked that there is no reliable early test for the disease, Jack decided he would develop one.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18560_16...-jack-andraka/

    This is Jack Andraka as he beats out 1,500 contestants and wins the grand prize at the Intel International Science Fair with his invention. Like a modern day Rocky, this self-described science geek took the stage and $100,000 in prize money. Pure, unadulterated, adolescent joy.
    Just know one thing, I am the majority.

    Adios amego's

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    From your link... his brother Luke:

    Last year, Luke cooked up some nitroglycerin just to see if he could.

    Luke Andraka: And I was just interested to see could I make it down here? And it worked.

    It also drew the attention of the FBI who they say sent a letter letting them know that their Internet purchasing history had been noted by the feds.
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    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it's not ... The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone." - Robin Williams

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    Thanks for posting this! I saw this on Tv yesterday and it was wonderful. What an amazing kid. His joy over winning was so heartwarming to see. I am sure he will put the money to good use and this will not be the last that we hear of him
    SwampMama

    GUILTY!!!

    Cyrus C. convicted of 2004 arson in Harvey, La. that killed 4 people, including his 19-month-old daughter, his teenage girlfriend, the girlfriend's mom and GF's young brother (age 11). He was acquitted in 2008 (state charges) in 2008 and found GUILTY (federal charges) in 2013

    http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...d_of_2004.html