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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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