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Nerdy Gadgets That Make Great Gifts

Tyree Callahan
Tyree Callahan

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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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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