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The Psychology of Scams

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Why People Buy the Con

Fake bomb detectors, fraudulent disease diagnosing machines and Ouija boards all take advantage of the same psychological phenomenon in order to trick people.

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Oh My God This Is Really Happening!

New Arrested Development posters have been released, one for each main character. I’m starting to believe there may actually really be new shows on the way.

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A Well-Drawn Character

Kevin McShane has drawn himself in 100 different cartoon styles. Be sure to scroll down and see how many of the different looks you can identify.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

The Grand Splendid bookstore is just that—grand and splendid. 

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Not As Beautiful

This website documents the odd assortment of tomes in the Guantanamo Bay prison library. (Via Digg)

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How They Found Them

Inside the 102-hour chase for the Tsarnaev brothers.

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Name That Meme

Find out just how much time you spend on the web by identifying the names of these internet icons.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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