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The End-of-the-Week Unwind

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It has not been fun being a human being this week. So, here is a bunch of pretty frivolous stuff I found to be interesting and amusing.

Airsickness

In the 1997 NBA Finals, Michael Jordan put on an iconic performance while suffering from “flu-like symptoms.” The performance has been lionized ever since and immortalized in a TV ad. However, a personal trainer now claims that Jordan was made ill by a “rogue pizza delivery man.” The plot thickens.

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The Free App App

There are actually apps to help you find free apps. How do you find this free app app? There should be an app for that. If this app app app is ever created though, the internet will clearly cave in.

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Shaking the Tail... And Everything Else

After everything going on this week, I really needed some simple, silly things to lighten me up. These pictures of shaking pooches worked.

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Jump For Joy

I never thought watching a video of someone jumping rope could make me happy. I was wrong.

I want to be this good at something. Anything. Tell me in the comments below something that you’re this good at.

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Science Explains: Elevator Awkwardness

Why you stand where you stand.

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Amazon-the-Air

Like Netflix, Amazon has begun creating their own original content. Subscribers can watch these eight new pilot shows now.

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It’s A Bird...

It’s a... Wait, never mind. Call off the SWAT team.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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