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Published: Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 12:01 a.m.

The brothers of invention

Can a FarmVille foreclosure be next? After initially selling its stock for $38 a share on Friday, Facebook's share price dropped to $31 on Tuesday, hitting some early investors with big losses.

At this rate Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook creator and "friend" to 14.4 million on the social network, could be pennyless in 200 to 300 years.

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Don't touch that dial: The Buzz notes with sadness the passing of Eugene Polley, who in addition to the push-button radio for cars, invented the wireless TV remote.

Polley's Flash-Matic tuning ray-gun changed channels on Zenith TVs beginning in 1955, thus assuring that millions of husbands and wives and siblings could argue about what to watch without leaving the comfort of the couch.

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Houston, we have a coupon: The first commercial spacecraft to attempt a flight to the International Space Station launched from Cape Canaveral, Fla., early Tuesday, bringing with it a load of nonessential supplies.

The good news for the astronauts aboard the space station: Domino's is honoring its "30 minutes or its free" promise. The bad news: The pizza is freeze-dried.

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