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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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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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