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8 Clips of Morgan Freeman Being Awesome on The Electric Company

Before he was driving Miss Daisy, helping Andy bust out of Shawshank or making gadgets for Batman, Morgan Freeman starred in the The Electric Company from 1971-1977. He was, of course, badass. Here are some of the highlights.

Before Bunnicula, there was Vincent the Vegetable Vampire.

As Vincent, Morgan didn’t sparkle or require a diet of blood. But he did enjoy bubble baths.

Don’t you hate when you need to sneeze but it won’t quite come out? So does Morgan Freeman.

We’re going to bring things down for a moment here with a slow jam: “Shoo Shoo Sunshine.”

And now we’re going to bring it back up with the DJ stylings of “Mel Mounds.”

Morgan Freeman orders a ham sandwich.

Groovy Morgan Freeman as “Easy Reader.” Not only does he sing with Rita Moreno, he’s got some pretty sweet moves, too.

Morgan Freeman deals with a Yeti on a crime spree. And also Spiderman. Is there anything this guy can’t do?

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A Brief History of Time
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You may have heard that time is a social construct, but that doesn’t stop it from having consequences in the real world. If you show up to a party 10 minutes before it’s scheduled to start, you’ll likely be the first one there, and if you arrive to an interview 10 minutes late, you likely won’t get the job. But how did humanity agree on when and how to observe certain times of day?

In their new video, the It’s Okay to Be Smart team explains how humans “invented” the modern concept of time. The increments we use to measure time, like seconds, minutes, and hours, come from the ancient civilizations of the Egyptians and the Babylonians. Early clocks, like sundials and water clocks, were pretty crude, so people couldn’t pinpoint a time like noon down to the second even if they wanted to. But as clocks became more accurate, the problem wasn’t being unable to tell time accurately, but deciding which clocks qualified as “accurate” in the first place.

In 1884, President Chester A. Arthur organized the International Meridian Conference with the intention of deciding on a uniform definition of time to be followed around the world. The attendees ended up choosing the meridian running through Greenwich, England as the official Prime Meridian, and all clocks would be measured against the clock in the town’s observatory. Greenwich Mean Time is still used as the standard world time today.

Check out the full story below.

[h/t It’s Okay to Be Smart]

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Melissa Huang's Adorable Animal Macarons
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Canadian baker Melissa Huang is inspired by all things adorable. Her macarons take up to six hours to make and come in a range of cute designs: There are sheep, pandas, chickens, and more. See more of Huang's cute creations on Instagram

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