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Bleacher Report

First Came Tecmo

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Before Madden

The 25th anniversary version of the insanely-popular Madden video game is being released today. If that’s too advanced for you, take a trip down memory lane with these gridiron games that came before it.

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Eating Outer Space

You should read this article because it’s called “What Would Happen If I Ate A Teaspoon of White Dwarf Star” and it contains the following sentence:

You’d pop it into your mouth and it would fall unimpeded through your body, carve a channel through your gut, come out through your nether regions, and burrow a hole toward the center of the Earth.

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Papers, Please

This is not your typical video game. There aren’t invading aliens or zombies or people gathering up coins. In Papers, Please you take on the role of a border patrol agent in a fictional country and must make some really difficult decisions that have human consequences. The game’s website describes it as “A Dystopian Document Thriller.”

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The Reality of Phone Addiction

I am really tired of people always being on their phones at all times. This article discusses the growing issue of smartphone addiction and has a very illuminating short film. But I read this article on my phone, so I’m clearly part of the problem.

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The Bluths Are Back (Again)

Arrested Development fans can begin rejoicing, because it seems that the tale of America’s most dysfunctional family is far from over.

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The Bugs Shall Inherit the Earth

These insects are going to be our doom.

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That’s Some Good Coaching

An MLB team coach recently took a moment to give a child in the stands a souvenir baseball - and some great life advice.

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This Lady Will Solve All Your Problems

Or any one problem. The advice columnist at our sister publication The Week is here to help. Send your questions to ToughLove@TheWeek.com!

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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