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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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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer
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Queen Will, Queen Will Rock You in the Bohemian Rhapsody Trailer. Starring Rami Malik as Freddie Mercury, the film covers the rise of Queen from 1970 to 1985.

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These Photos Show How Much Public Transportation Has Changed In America. Imagine traveling on a turnpike in a horse and buggy.

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The Jaguar Is Made for the Age of Humans. An encounter in the wilderness of Peru’s Candamo Valley highlights the uniqueness of the Western Hemisphere's biggest cat. 

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The Truth Behind Jeff Goldblum’s Iconic Jurassic Park Shirtless Scene Finally Emerges. It wasn't in the original script.

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A New Study Brings Us Closer to Understanding if Jupiter's Moon Europa Could Host Alien Life. Data from the Galileo mission two decades ago indicates water on the surface.

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How to Make Perfect Fried Rice. Although it is "perfect," commenters suggest variations for different tastes anyway.

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I Love Department Stores. They make shopping a unique and pleasant experience.

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12 Habits That Are Costing You Money. Changing the little things can add up over time.

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