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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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