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No TV And No Beer Make Homer Something Something

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The Simpsons Pay Homage: Part II

A few days ago I posted the video of movie references from seasons 1-5 of The Simpsons. Well, here is the inevitable, and quite enjoyable, follow-up.

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Endless Emotion in 140 Characters

In what is probably the most thoroughly-modern tribute ever, an NPR host honors his mother by tweeting from the hospital room as she passes away. The result is extremely touching.

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A Few Minutes of Mimicry

This guy pulls off 105 different impressive impersonations in just a matter of minutes.

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Be Honest With Yourself, Sports Fans

There are 16 different types of sports fans. Which kind are you?

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Arithmetic + the Apocalypse

The people that survive the coming zombie scourge may not be the biggest, fastest, strongest or most well armed. They may be the math nerds.

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Hit the Road

It’s not too late to get in a really cool summer road trip. Here are a few unique suggestions.

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The Tooth Knows the Truth

Would you wear a microchip in your tooth that alerts you when you are overeating?

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Crime Scene Granny

Meet the 67-year old woman that revolutionized crime scene investigation.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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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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