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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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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images

How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
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Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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