Morning Cup of Links: A Brief History of Trolls

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A brief history of trolls. Troublemaking on the internet comes in many bitter flavors, and changes over time.
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R&B singer Miguel performed at the Billboard Music Awards and landed a difficult dance move. Landed on two women, that is, just like a professional wrestler.
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Crowdfunding, or getting your fans to finance your next project, raises some ethical questions. Where do you draw the line between investment and exploitation?  
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Everything Non-Europeans Need To Know About Eurovision. But you don't have to understand it to enjoy the absurdity of it all.
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Jen had part of her pelvis removed as treatment for cancer. The surgery left her with the strange ability to twist her leg completely around and freak people out
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Despite wider acceptance of gay people among the general public, hate crimes are surging in New York. Progress on one side leads to marginalization on the other side, which sometimes erupts in violence.
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See what happens when a drop of snake venom is added to a cup of blood. Watch at your own risk; it might come back to you in your dreams.  
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10 Incredible Cryptids that Attack from the Air. Only slightly less terrifying than snake venom, at least these are legendary instead of real.
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Why poverty is growing faster in the suburbs than in the city. Whatever the reason, the suburbs are not built to handle it.

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