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Olly Moss

A Tribute to Every Best Picture Winner

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Olly Moss

The Best Best Picture Poster

The great Olly Moss has designed an Oscars poster that features one award tweaked to pay tribute to every Best Picture winner ever. Hint: Click on the picture on the linked page to zoom into it and see more detail.

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Marvelous Metro Maps

If you are a lover of maps, as I am, you should really check out the cool designs at Ork Posters. I got the NYC print for Christmas and enjoy it every day. Also, this is not an advertisement. I’m posting this totally on my own, in case you were wondering.

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How To: Making Dry Ice

This isn’t so much for people needing to mail something cold. It’s more just for people that really want to use a fire extinguisher and produce fog and want to instantly freeze an orange. Just watch.

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Get Back Between Those Ferns

Just in time for the Oscars, two new episodes of the popular web series Between Two Ferns have been released, featuring a myriad of nominated actors. Contains some NSFW language.

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Don’t Leave Your Dog In the Car

Unless it’s to get a cool photograph like these ones. But after that, get him right out.

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Serenading A Penguin

Why? Just because there’s no good reason not to look at a picture of a man in a kilt serenading a penguin.

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February 12, 2000: The Peanuts Patriarch Passes Away

Charles Schulz died on this day 13 years ago. Let’s take a look back at some of his lesser known characters, including one kid named “555 95472”.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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