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Chicago's Frozen Fire

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Haunting photos from Chicago's freezing fire.

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Graphic designers get some snarky revenge by illustrating client feedback. Brilliant. I used to work as a proofreader for a creative department, and this really makes me laugh, because yes, these sound true from my experience. 

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How a key works, thanks to one perfect animated GIF. Mesmerizing. I had no idea!

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I'm a little late on this one, but even if you've seen it before, the YouTube page offers new videos all of the time: Loca is the pug who couldn't run, and she has a great song (in the laughter ---> tears variety) about it.

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Internet Explorer has appealed to kids of the 90s (of whom I am one!) in their latest ad campaign. Whatever your thoughts on IE, this commercial is 100% pure, distilled nostalgia. 

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People are bad at multi-tasking, no matter what we claim -- use this as a cautionary tale: a woman busy texting walks straight into a freezing cold canal in Birmingham (she was ok, minus her pride!)

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Filed under First World Problems: some upscale restaurants are starting to ban food photography.

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Super cool picture and species: Darwin’s Neon Golf Balls.

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