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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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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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