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Owl

15-Year-Old Creates Free Trivia App

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Owl

15-Year-Old Creates Free Trivia App

Veeral Patel developed his own amazing fact app called Owl, which is totally worth the zero dollars it costs. Owl gives you one fact a day, or you scroll through what's already in there. Because Veeral will be all our bosses one day, we want to get in good with him now. Help a fellow knowledge junkie out and give it a shot! (Update: Veeral just turned 16. He's closer to taking over than we realized!)

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The Fictional Ship Speed Test

Enterprise or Jupiter 2? Serenity or the Falcon? It’s time we know once and for all which pop culture spacecraft is the quickest.

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Ease On Down the Road

What I wouldn’t give to drive down these awe-inspiring streets.

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Right Hooks & White Rooks

Chessboxing combines a thinking man’s game with a sport that renders people unable to think.

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The Best of the Decade

Check out Rolling Stone’s list of the 100 best albums of the 2000s.

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This Politician Is Truly Juvenile

Because he’s 4 years old. And, yes, he's the actual mayor of Dorset, Minnesota. The Kid President would be proud.

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Closing Time

As it winds to a close tonight, the cast and creators of The Office share their thoughts on the series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3)

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Don’t Count Your Eggs Before They Hatch

Or your home runs before they land in the stands.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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