CEDAR RAPIDS, IA - AUGUST 10: U.S. Senator Rand Paul (L) (R-KY) listens to his father Texas Congressman and Republican presidential hopeful Ron Paul speak at a campaign stop August 10, 2011 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) (Scott Olson/AFP/Getty Images)
Before this week, Rand Paul was not necessarily in the shortlist of names that come up when people engage in sickeningly premature speculation about the next presidential race.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) is seen on a TV monitor participating in a filibuster on the Senate floor as Politco reporter Tim Mak works on his story at the Senate Press Gallery March 6, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Paul was filibustering the Senate to oppose the nomination of John Brennan to be the next director of CIA. (Alex Wong/AFP/Getty Images)
Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky took to the Senate floor just before noon on Wednesday to slow down the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director.
This picture taken on March 5, 2013 shows Changchun citizens gathered together to mourn the death of a two-month-old baby killed by a car thief in Changchun, northeast China's Jilin province. The thief strangled the baby to death after stealing a vehicle with the infant inside, police said, provoking outrage across the country on March 5, 2013. (STR/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
On Monday morning, a silver-gray Toyota RAV4 with license plate “吉A·MM102″ was stolen at the Xihuancheng Lu and Longhua Lu intersection in Changchun. The thief, however, didn't know that with a 2-month-old baby boy in the backseat.
Indian forest workers drag a critically injured elephant calf from marshy land alongside the railway line in the Buxa Tiger Reserve in West Bengal on January 6, 2013. Three elephants, an adult female and two young males, were killed and two calves injured when the speeding Guwahati-bound Jhaja Express crashed into them. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Despite the creation of Elephant corridors in northeastern India, wildlife and high-speed trains continue to collide.
Participants in a flashmob dance an improvised version of the Harlem Shake as they throw confetti in the air in front of the Berlin cathedral February 20, 2013. (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images) (AFP/Getty Images)
The Harlem Shake has just joined the Mile High Club. Yes, the latest incarnation of the frenetic dance sensation that's taken the internet, and our hearts, by storm has reached a new height of popularity. And while the video has certainly received a fair share of attention on the web — it has also nabbed the attention of federal investigators.
If the goal of the World Wide Weed project was to spark a discussion about the state of marijuana around the world, then our mission has been in a success — but perhaps not in the way that we anticipated.