Weekend Links: Why Everyone’s An Awful Driver

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Statistically speaking, 50 percent of drivers are worse than average. Anecdotally speaking, some days it seems like no one should be allowed behind the wheel of a car, ever. Why are people such bad drivers?

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More than just getting you from Point A to Point B, maps can help us visualize and quickly process information on subjects as varied as alcohol consumption, global internet usage, high-risk pirate zones, and rap lyrics.

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Are these pictures of hot dogs, or legs? Guessing is harder than you’d think.

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Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune has inspired board games, comic books, and a so-bad-it’s-good David Lynch film adaptation. Illustrations of the desert planet and its terrible sandworms, painted by John Shoenherr and praised by Herbert himself, have emerged from obscurity to revive Arrakis once again.

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Never mind the Fortune 500. These are the 28 Most Powerful Dogs in the World.

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So that’s why waiters personally grind the pepper for you.

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With the help of stylists, makeup artists, and their own thespian talents, these recent biopic actors managed to really become their characters.

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It couldn’t hurt to learn how to be a better Googler.

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August 24, 2013 - 10:00am
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