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Pez Dispensers Featuring Your Face

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What exactly is a Harvest Moon? Wunderground has a great article about how full moons got their names, plus a whole list of moon names that helped Native American tribes track the seasons.
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I don't know where this came from or anything more about it, but this long GIF of a flying raccoon had me in stitches all day. Thanks Drew for the weirdness and laugh!
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Another animal in orbit in a thriller starring a cat, a hair dryer, and a tiny sock. What more do you need to know? Hilarious.
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Well this is thoroughly creepy: Pez dispensers with your head on top. This seems like a Stephen King or "Twilight Zone" twist …
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This week we said farewell to "30 Rock," whose final season made up for some unevenness in the past few years. The finale was pretty perfect though, and to honor its run, here are 100 of "30 Rock's" best quotes.
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Modern family bonding: an 84-year-old grandpa plays Halo 4 and Black Ops 2 with his grandson and loves it.
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Bringing this old gem out of the vault: An English pronunciation poem, showing just how crazy our language is. By the way, if linguistics is your thing, check out Bill Bryson's "The Mother Tongue." Quick read, full of info, and one of my favorites!
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Another edition of Simple Ideas That Are Borderline Genius. If only I could ever remember to DO any of them ...
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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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