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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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