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The Starks of Winterfell are always warning us Winter Is Coming, but I'm still grumpy about it. Buzzfeed gives us quite a few reasons to embrace the cold weather, though.
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From Alexis, a thoughtful article about the world's 'poorest' president. Uruguay's president lives on a "ramshackle" farm and gives away much of his pay. He definitely cannot be accused of forgetting the 99%!
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Inspiration: one kid wrote, animated and directed this completely insane sci-fi short.
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How delicious is a 3D printer hamburger? Maybe not very, but the concept is mind boggling.
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After my Falcons suffered a heartbreaking loss in the NFC Championship, I swore I was done with the NFL for awhile … but this Bad Lip Reading: NFL Edition is hilarious. I feel a bit better now.
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Much has been made of movie poster cliches, and also the overall color of movies, so how about a hybrid: a visual evolution of movie poster colors.
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The evolution of these corporate logos shows evolving tastes in graphics and feelings of their time.
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Just how special are you? This can be determined, of course, by how many goats you are worth. How many goats would you have in your dowry? (I apparently would have eight with a brother thrown in. I don't know if that is good or bad).
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Important: a nutritional guide to popular food in video games (so, totally not important. But kinda fun)
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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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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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