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The Way The Wind Blows

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Whatever its more practical uses might be, this moving map of wind patterns across the country is a calming and somehow poetic visualization of the very air around us.

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Two more notable maps this week mark the location of all 17,000+ libraries in America, which altogether serve 96.4% of the population, and all 35,000 museums, “zoos, arboretums, historical societies, art galleries, aquariums and just about anything trying to teach people about a collection of…something.”

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Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards with aplomb, and while his closing rap (lyrics written about the show, during the show) wasn’t quite up to Jay-Z standards, it was an endearing attempt all the same.

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John Oliver is attempting a coup of The Daily Show in Jon Stewart’s absence, and he’s promised to change everything he can get his English tea-drinking hands on.

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@HillaryClinton joined Twitter this week, and she’s already fast approaching half a million followers with only two tweets and a truly excellent bio under her belt.

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On the other end of the political spectrum, according to the most recent Gallup poll, former President George W. Bush is back in America's good graces.

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Twenty years of research since the release of Jurassic Park has uncovered a lot of what the movie got wrong.

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Thanks to a massive decrease in the circulation of small-denomination coins, India is experiencing a severe shortage of small change. Shopkeepers are making up for the difference by filling their cash registers with cough drops.

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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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