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Where's That Ninja With My Water?

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Ninja Waiters Are the Toughest to Track Down

These are the 10 geekiest restaurants of all time. If I don’t get to Ninja New York the next time I’m in town, then what is this life for, really?

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I Need to Call My Mom

This video of Stephen Colbert paying tribute to his late mother is just amazing.

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James Gandolfini Was An Apartment Gypsy

Long before he was Tony Soprano, he was featured in this NY Times article about Big Apple dwelling nomads.

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Our 8-8-8’s Are Way Off

Lifehacker investigates the “standard” 8-hour work day and why it should change.

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See Live the Sea Life

Add the ocean floor to the list of things you can now live-stream.

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Book Your Weirdo Vacation Now

If your family is too morose for Mickey Mouse, maybe they’ll enjoy Dracula Land instead.

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The Bots Fought

And we should never forget. People that watched Battle Bots will enjoy this brief history.

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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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