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Nerdy Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

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From Jeremy, 15 Gadgets Worth Giving To Nerds. The tablet typewriter is basically my dream come true.
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20 words you probably didn’t know were inspired by real people. All hail thee, Earl of Cardigan!
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The 3-D craze continues, this time: in spaaaace!! 3D printers could make food for astronauts.
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Hilarious: Jeremy Clarkson is exhilarated and terrified to drive the world's tiniest car, which makes him look like a LEGO astronaut.
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The Case of the Disappearing Homing Pigeons. Needless to say, they did not find their way home … but why?
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The only thing that could beat it? Or maybe tie … The Chromatic Typewriter. If only it was real! On the other hand, art can be made from typewriters.
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In light of the horse meat scandal in Britain, an intriguing (scary?) article from the Smithsonian on how not to get duped by six foods that might not be the real deal.
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Neil Gaiman is working on a series of stories that you can help inspire. And yes, it is sponsored by Blackberry but … Neil Gaiman, y'all. Pick your battles!
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Stay tuned -- more links on the way (my final batch! Details tomorrow). In the meantime, keep sending your Flossy finds to FlossyLinks@gmail.com.

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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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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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