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The Things That Keep You Alive

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Why You’re Alive

You probably don’t realize that these things you take for granted might be the reason you’re still around to take things for granted.

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Robots Are Taking All the Good Waiter Jobs

This video of the world’s first fully-automated restaurant is a few years old, but still really cool.

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Oh, This One Is So Watery

A few weeks ago I linked to an article about a restaurant getting attention for its 45-page water menu. Now, that establishment’s “water sommelier” sits down with Conan to talk and taste.

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Handheld Music Player

The Disney Research Lab is trying to develop a technology that allows you to play music through your fingertips.

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In the Eye of the Beholder

What is ugly? This exhibit examines that very thing.

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Let the Theft Begin

The massive map from the new Grand Theft Auto game has been leaked online.

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Drinking the Haterade

Sports fans, myself included, are typically packed to the brim with things about sports that they passionately dislike. Some of them are just weird and ridiculous, but some of them deserve their scorn.

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He Doesn’t Look A Day Over 130

Dhaqabo Ebba claims to have been born more than a century and a half ago.

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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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