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Great Ways to Complicate Easy Things

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The Anti-Life Hacks

It’s almost too easy. So let’s make it needlessly complex! Popular Mechanics has a hilarious rundown of 10 patents that make simple tasks crazy complicated. *

To Recline Is Divine

Unless it’s the person in front of you on the airplane doing the reclining. Then it’s a streak of pure black-heartedness. *

Handcrafted Grumpy Cat Goods

You probably know and love Grumpy Cat already. Now you can stock your home with wonderful Etsy goods honoring your favorite ill-tempered feline. *

An Amazing Result of Brain Damage

Nobody is advocating brain damage, or recommending that anyone go out and actively seek it. But this article does explore the strange phenomenon that has arisen in certain individuals that have suffered from brain damage. Derek Amato suffered severe head trauma and awoke with the ability to play the piano. *

Space Needle, Schmace Needle

These amazing observation towers put the Seattle landmark to shame.

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Holy Goon Docks

There was an 80s video game based on The Goonies? How did I miss that or these other forgotten games? *

Get Your Clicking Finger Ready

According to new research, you can reach any of the far reaches of the world wide interweb in fewer clicks than you might imagine.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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