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Iris Scott

Finger-Painting, All Grown Up

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Iris Scott

Iris Scott’s oil paintings elevate the childhood practice of using fingers instead of brushes to a higher form of art. Her grown-up finger-painting technique results in vibrant, uniquely textured works that would do her inner child proud.

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Thank goodness April showers have given way to May flowers, because “Presidents look like doofuses in the rain.”

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Details from Silvio Berlusconi’s “bunga bunga” trials have grown increasingly bizarre as the case nears its close, with reports that the former Prime Minister of Italy had women perform for him dressed as nuns and President Barack Obama.

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This Arrested Development party crammed in dozens of jokes from the series, from Bluth’s Original Frozen Banana Stand to the stair car to goodie bags labeled “Dead Dove, Do Not Eat.” Hot Cops made an appearance, and guests feasted on Hot Ham Water and fresh cornballs.

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The Office may have spent nearly a decade making a mockery of the corporate workplace, but Michael Scott and coworkers shared some genuine insight into how to survive the 9-5 drudgery.

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An enterprising movie theater manager in Missouri thought it would be a clever promotional stunt to hire actors in body armor, fully armed with plastic weapons, to storm a midnight premiere of Iron Man 3. Needless to say, he thought wrong.

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These pets riding Roombas make spring cleaning look fun.

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There’s a growing threat to relationship bliss: Netflix adultery, wherein one partner watches ahead on a TV show without the other. In an informal survey, 12% of participants admitted to this shameful infidelity. Watch your queues.

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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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