The Missing Links: How You Spend Your Day

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Fan Video Games Are Much Better Than Fan Fiction
A recent Reddit AMA ("Ask Me Anything") conducted by Dan Harmon, the recently-ousted creator of the show Community, inspired one fan to create a lost scene in video game format.

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Chicago Children (And Some of Their Parents) Have Never Experienced School Recess
School recess is as American as a dessert pastry made from the fruit of a deciduous tree. But some schools in Chicago haven’t had it in decades.

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Would You Believe That There Was Once A Time When People Walked Around In Public Wearing Headphones?
That time is almost too hard to recall.

If you need more evidence of the power of headphones, take a look at this excerpt from Forbes about rapper-producer Dr. Dre and the headphone company he co-founded:

In August (of 2011) handset maker HTC paid $300 million for a 51% stake in Beats by Dr. Dre, the headphone company he co-founded with Interscope chief Jimmy Iovine in 2006. Each owned about a third of the company, pocketing about $100 million apiece, before taxes, from last summer's deal.

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Happy Birthday, Ingrid Bergman
Who also died on this date, and was the recipient of the coolest improvised line in movie history.

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How You Spend Your Day
Now you’ll know exactly how much time you (or the typical person) spend on things throughout the day.

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Does Nikola Tesla Deserve All This Attention?
The long-dead inventor has been getting a lot of mention lately thanks to an internet fund raising campaign aimed at building a museum devoted to his life. So, is he worth it? Anyone that invents a death ray and an earthquake machine is worth talking about hundreds of years after they’re gone - if his inventions haven’t killed us all. And here's a piece on the Tesla-Edison feud we ran back in March.

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And Now the President is on Reddit
President Obama is doing an AMA on Reddit. And, it looks like he just broke it.

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And Now a Few Words From Alton
Mental_floss food columnist Alton Brown was a guest on the Nerdist podcast. Listen here! (Some salty language.)

August 29, 2012 - 12:05pm
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