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Aly Raisman with one of her gold medals in London. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)

Soundbytes Of The Week: 8/24

Soundbytes from the top stories of the past week.

08/24/2012

One of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

WBZ WaterCooler: The Engineer Behind The Curiosity Mars Rover

At the WBZ Watercooler: Engineer Richard Rainen led the team that built the Curiosity rover.

08/12/2012

One of the first images taken by NASA's Curiosity rover and transmitted to Spaceflight Operations Facility for NASA's Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity rover at Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech via Getty Images)

MIT Grad Part Of Successful Curiosity Rover Landing On Mars

“Touchdown confirmed,” said engineer and MIT grad Allen Chen. “We’re safe on Mars.”

08/06/2012

Fenway Park in Boston (Photo By: Getty Images)

Curious: ‘Why Is Fenway Park Still Standing?’

Friday’s home opener set Frank in Framingham to Declare his Curiosity asking: “Why is Fenway still standing? Other cities have world class ballparks!”

04/06/2011

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Curious About The Longevity Of Heart Transplants

Rick from Burlington told us some great news about that when he Declared his Curiosity writing: “My Dad is coming up on celebrating the 17th year of his heart transplant.” Rick’s father is no longer the exception.

04/01/2011

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Curious About the Use of Excise Tax

I’m curious about excise tax. Why does Massachusetts have this? This “extra” tax is supposed to go to our roads here in the Commonwealth, but does it really? Roads in our cities and towns are a disgrace and we’re paying an extra excise tax on top of what we’re already paying in outrageous property taxes. If we are going to continue to allow cities and towns the ability to charge excise why can’t it be mandated that this money be allocated for roadway improvements only? – Jim

WBZ-TV–03/23/2011

Curious About U.S. Aid To Foreign Countries

Craig from Fall River is curious. “Why is it that our government continues to give billions of our tax dollars to dictators and not to the millions of Americans who are struggling?” he asks.

03/13/2011

Tom Kinton (File photo By Douglas McFadd/Getty Images)

Curious How Massport CEO Gets $450k Sick Day Payout

Most people never end up using all their sick days. But $450,000 in unused sick days?

02/17/2011

Ray Allen #20 of the Boston Celtics shoots the ball over Gerald Henderson #15 of the Charlotte Bobcats during the NBA game on February 7, 2011 at Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Credit: Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)

Curious Why Ray Allen Is Pointing?

I’m curious as to why Ray Allen points two fingers towards the ground after making a three pointer. – Chris, Sudbury

WBZ-TV–02/10/2011

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Curious About Tax on Water?

Recently I was charged sales tax for a bottle of water at Logan Airport. When I stated there is no sales tax in Mass. on water I was told “but there is one here at the airport!” – Marcia, Methuen

WBZ-TV–02/07/2011

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