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Weekend Links: Igloo as Art

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Some people with a lot more patience than I do have created an igloo in their backyard that is exceptionally … cool. (But seriously, this is amazing).

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You know how in school your friends would describe a scary movie to you, and imagining it was always so much worse than the actual thing? You are not alone! There is a long history interwoven between horror films and schoolyard lore.

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Speaks for itself: 15 awesome chemistry GIFs.

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Alaska’s abandoned Igloo City Hotel is a bizarre tourist attraction and, for the locals, a sore thumb near Anchorage.

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Continuing with a theme here: "For early Antarctic explorers, hockey was cold comfort."

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Gandalf Problem Solving: A Flowchart. (Wouldn't it be nice to be Gandalf …)

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There is a big spider on display in this video that seems frighteningly sentient. It's not for the arachnophobic, but if you think you can handle it, it's a fun short vid: the spider who couldn't hide.

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From the Annals of Too Much Time: there are people who actually get in go carts and play real-life Mario Kart, with stars, bananas, everything.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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