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The Bates Motel Is Almost Open

The new show Bates Motel premieres later this month. As a gigantic Hitchcock fan I am very excited.The  show is a prequel to the movie Psycho and stars Freddie “Oh My God He Used to Be the Sweetest Little Kid in the World Now He’s Playing Norman Bates” Highmore. Check out this interactive site that allows you to explore the Bates Motel and see short preview clips of the show.

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Right Before This Happened, Big Bird Said “I Love You”

And Elmo said “I know”. And then Elmo was frozen in carbonite.

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What Is the Sequester?

If you're thinking it’s similar to a jury being sequestered and they’re just going to lock Congress and the President in a big room and not let them out until they make a final decision, then you’re way off. But I like that idea.

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The First Rule of the Quesarito is You Do Not Talk About the Quesarito

In the grand tradition of secret fast food menu items, please make yourself familiar with the mysterious “Quesarito”.

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Slip On Your Princess Leia Underoos...

Pour yourself a big bowl of Gremlins cereal and enjoy this list of odd 80s movie tie-in merchandise.

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"Just Kidding—I Was Fired Today”

The CEO of Groupon was completely honest on his way out the door. If he needs to destress in the next couple days I know a site where he can get a great deal on a vacation or a spa package.

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The NFL’s First Female Player?

Lauren Silberman is making history by attending an NFL combine tryout.

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It’s About Time, Science

It’s 2013 and we’re only just now putting a working eyeball on a tadpole. What was the holdup?

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Cutting the head off of the snake

Poisoned mice ought to do the trick.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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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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