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Weekend Links: The Smelliest Movie Screening

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Ladies and gentlemen, we have Smell-O-Vision! Or rather, Japan does: a theater in Nagoya will be screening Iron Man 3 as a “fourth dimension” experience, complete with odor effects. Finally, a chance to answer the age-old question: What brand of deodorant do superheroes use?

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Tylenol: great treatment for headaches, back pain, menstrual cramps, and – according to a new study – existential angst. There’s never been a better time to read Sartre.

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Every celebrity started out as a nobody. The proof: these now-famous actors who did whatever the opposite of “selling out” is in ten embarrassing early commercials as they struggled to make their way to the top.

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Weekends are for sleeping in, but that shouldn’t mean you have to miss out on a good sunrise. This photo of a particularly radiant California morning isn’t quite as good as the real thing, but it’s not a bad way to start your day, either.

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Ladies, take note: if you’re NOT sleeping in on weekends, maybe you should be. According to the CDC, women are statistically more likely to report feeling very tired or exhausted than their male counterparts, especially in the 18-44 age group. If that’s you, take a nap, stat!

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When the words of a great American novelist meet screenshots of America’s most dysfunctional family, these absurd mashups of The Great Gatsby and Arrested Development happen. Do they trivialize Fitzgerald, or do they elevate the Bluths to a higher philosophical plane? Your call.

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From the classic LOL to the more contemporary indifference of “meh,” the Internet has changed the English language, for better or worse.

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These photos of tributes paid to Boston victims from across the country and around the world are both a sobering testament to Monday’s losses, and a comforting reminder of how interconnected the world is.

 

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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