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SNL-Inspired Art

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Live, From LA...

It’s a Saturday Night Live-inspired art show.

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Naked-Mole-Rat-Apalooza

If you’re like me, you woke up this morning thinking “What’s with Naked Mole Rats? I think I’ll spend the day finding out all kinds of fascinating facts about them..” Well you are in luck.

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Moist

If it pained you just to read that one-word headline, then you need to read this article on word aversion.

After you read the article, tell me in the comments below about a word you can’t stand. Please keep it clean.

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A Slightly Less Grotesque Basketball Injury

I wouldn’t dare re-post yesterday’s terrible on-court injury. I offer instead a rather comical instance of basketball celebration gone wrong.

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The Rise of Uncomfortable Ads

You know those anti-smoking PSAs starring former smokers? Well those are just getting started.

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Great, Free Movies

They’re great. They’re free. Get watching.

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Take Me Out to the Ball Game

Baseball gets going in full swing today. (That pun was a real home run.) So let’s revisit the story of the woman who struck out Babe Ruth.

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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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