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Every City Is the Same

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There’s A Feeling In the Air That You Can’t Get Anywhere Except...

… In [Milwaukee/Phoenix/Calgary/Pretty Much Anywhere]. The worst way to express your uniqueness and individuality as a city is to use the exact same theme song that tons of other cities use. Watch the first video in this collection and then just let it keep loading new ones. It gets more funny as each new one starts.

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This Is Some Heavy Stuff

Here are 20 interesting things you never knew about gravity.

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King of the Stat Nerds

Everyone’s favorite number cruncher, Nate Silver, is leaving the New York Times and going to work for ESPN. Here’s how they landed his math skills.

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Speaking of Numbers

Detroit has a lot of bad looking numbers right now. What have other bankrupt cities done to get back to even?

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Not A Bear Market

I hope the Motor City isn’t planning to generate money by selling Beanie Babies.

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The Meltdowns Continue

This morning Miss C. gave you Hollywood’s most memorable meltdowns. Now how about the most memorable athlete meltdowns.

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Highlights of the Con

Comic-Con featured a number of cool announcements and some insanely-priced items.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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