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Robots Get No Respect

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Robots Get No Love

Actual science has determined that human beings have very little compassion for robot torture. I wonder if they’d be bothered by water(mother)boarding.

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Supervillain Singalong

io9 has compiled a list of the 26 best supervillain songs of all time, and it is wonderful.

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You Are Hereby Banished

Unless that’s not entirely legal.

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Just One More Zombie Thing: Teddy Bears

UndeadTeds are so cool/cuddly/creepy. Who knew teddy bears have real brains?

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M-I-C: See You Real Soon Only If You’re A Member of the Secret Club

A while back, Stacy Conradt offered a great rundown of Disneyland’s ultra-exclusive Club 33. Here, the Daily Mail provides some pictures of what it looks like inside.

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Your Elementary Teachers Were Filthy Liars

It’s a global conspiracy! The concept of “silent reading” is a myth.

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Be A Better Human

With even more Life Hacks.

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Let's _Floss-ify Super Bowl Week

On Sunday, the Ravens will play the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens are named after the famous poem by Edgar Allan Poe. The 49ers are named for those that flocked out west in 1849 to find gold.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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