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Olly Moss

A Tribute to Every Best Picture Winner

Olly Moss
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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Marvel
The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
Marvel
Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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iStock
What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
iStock
iStock

What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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