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    Crazy Government Spending: Weirdest Projects Sponsored by US Taxpayers

    Find out how a group of young Minnesotans tried to use federal financial aid to fund their journey to join ISIS. Discover why US government agencies spend billions of dollars annually on crazy projects, like putting a mountain lion or a snail on a treadmill and watching monkeys gamble. See how a group of US researchers spent thousands of tax dollars to watch Chinese gamers play World of Warcraft, and to compete with them. Find out how the US government tax watchdog itself, the IRS, poured cash into filming remakes of Star Trek and Gilligan’s Island for a corporate party. Listen to our special series "Crazy Government Spending: Weirdest Projects Sponsored by US Taxpayers."