The Missing Links: Turn Off the Lights & This Cat Will Glow

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Still Unnerving Forty-Four Years Later

The photographs in the LIFE gallery on the RFK assassination are startling because they were taken only minutes or seconds before - or after - the horrible tragedy took place.

Make sure to check out the accompanying text below the photos for more information on them.

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Nerd DIY: The Papercraft Enigma Code Machine
That’s a long way of saying “secret message encrypter thing that is moved around arranging some sort of pattern”. Wait, that’s much longer. We’ll just stick with what they called it.

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16th Century Theatre Found, Fossilized Twizzlers Probably Still Scattered On the Ground
The theatre thought to have hosted William Shakespeare’s first plays, including Henry V.

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Look At These Two Sentences. What’s Wrong With Them?
Give up? There are two spaces after the period. I finally feel vindicated after years of two-space oppression from the double spacebar people. (Via Breakfast Links)

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Why Didn’t I Think of That?
Check out PopSci’s 2012 Invention Awards, and then beat yourself up for not coming up with a better lobster trap or a really useful inflatable abdominal tourniquet.

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Pittsburgh Before People Cared About Breathing or Seeing
It’s my birthplace, it’s beautiful today and I love that city to no end, but Pittsburgh’s reputation for having once been a really dirty place was really well-earned.

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Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Cats Can Glow In the Dark
And not just their creepy eyes. You just have to take that one small step of altering their DNA.

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Pointless Note: The title of this post is a really unnecessary homage to Vanilla Ice.

June 6, 2012 - 12:10pm
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