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80s dancing was the crown jewel of 80s movies, and no one does 80s movies better than the Brat Pack, ergo, this mashup video of Brat Pack dance mania is just pure gold.
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From the Annals of Stuff Maybe We Should Have Mentioned in the Caption ... but Didn't: check out the flying friar from Reuter's Oddly Enough.
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From Flossy reader Krissy, a long and engaging piece from LA Weekly about "the keepers of the Kingdom," a.k.a. people who go to Disney every day.
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Yes we've all heard of ManBabies.com but here are 11 of the Best Man Baby photos out there. I dare you not to chuckle at least once. Why are these so hilarious?
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Happy toilets. Drop in and do some happy thinking!
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As this comic aptly debates: The Roomba, making life more efficient or just a new kind of play toy?
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Cosmic (or not so much) Questions, Edition One: Atheists versus Believers? Actually, the real question is, who has the better jokes?
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This guys thinks his alarm clock going off is the worst thing to happen to him in the morning until ...
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After years in his brother's shadow, Luigi finally snaps.

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What if you could play back any song in the world you heard only once? Meet the Human iPod, a musical savant.
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The new wave of email - Google Wave! Intriguing concept, or email on crack?
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Even more! creative business cards. Does anyone know how to design their own awesome cards like this?
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So it's not when pigs fly, but when cats fly?
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A silk car may sound sexy but believe me, as this picture shows, it's the last thing you want!
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YouTube can be great for learning how to accomplish certain things (like how to make everyone see how cute your cat/child/baby hedgehog is, or how to humiliate yourself in front of millions of people virtually, but here are five things in particular you probably shouldn't use YouTube for as your #1 source of information.
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Sometimes online videos can be helpful, like this one about how to retrieving a lost object from down your bathroom sink drain (Thanks Jan!)
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If you could, how would you redesign US currency? Here are some interesting (and funny) ideas on the matter.
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World's Largest Horn Subwoofer Makes Impressive Home Theater. "And if at some point we read that Italy has broken off from the mainland and floated away, I think we might know the reason why."
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The art of subway life - interesting caricatures and sketches from all over the world.

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Space
Can’t See the Eclipse in Person? Watch NASA’s 360° Live Stream
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Depending on where you live, the historic eclipse on August 21 might not look all that impressive from your vantage point. You may be far away from the path of totality, or stuck with heartbreakingly cloudy weather. Maybe you forgot to get your eclipse glasses before they sold out, or can't get away from your desk in the middle of the day.

But fear not. NASA has you covered. The space agency is live streaming a spectacular 4K-resolution 360° live video of the celestial phenomenon on Facebook. The livestream started at 12 p.m. Eastern Time and includes commentary from NASA experts based in South Carolina. It will run until about 4:15 ET.

You can watch it below, on NASA's Facebook page, or on the Facebook video app.

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Cephalopod Fossil Sketch in Australia Can Be Seen From Space

Australia is home to some of the most singular creatures alive today, but a new piece of outdoor art pays homage to an organism that last inhabited the continent 65 million years ago. As the Townsville Bulletin reports, an etching of a prehistoric ammonite has appeared in a barren field in Queensland.

Ammonites are the ancestors of the cephalopods that currently populate the world’s oceans. They had sharp beaks, dexterous tentacles, and spiraling shells that could grow more than 3 feet in diameter. The inland sea where the ammonites once thrived has since dried up, leaving only fossils as evidence of their existence. The newly plowed dirt mural acts as a larger-than-life reminder of the ancient animals.

To make a drawing big enough to be seen from space, mathematician David Kennedy plotted the image into a path consisting of more than 600 “way points.” Then, using a former War World II airfield as his canvas, the property’s owner Rob Ievers plowed the massive 1230-foot-by-820-foot artwork into the ground with his tractor.

The project was funded by Soil Science Australia, an organization that uses soil art to raise awareness of the importance of farming. The sketch doubles as a paleotourist attraction for the local area, which is home to Australia's "dinosaur trail" of museums and other fossil-related attractions. But to see the craftsmanship in all its glory, visitors will need to find a way to view it from above.

[h/t Townsville Bulletin]

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