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Emoji Masterpieces

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These Will Make You :)

These emoji masterpieces really are rather creative.

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“If You Want to View Paradise…”

This gorgeous animated short film tells the tale of a scarecrow struggling in a world dominated by factory farming, and features Fiona Apple giving a haunting performance of one of film’s most magical songs.

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Picking Up the Patch

The Pacific Garbage Patch is getting bigger and bigger. A 19-year-old named Boyan Slat has a plan for fixing this problem that just might work. And, as his own website states:

“Human history is basically a list of things that couldn’t be done, and then were done.”

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Up and Down

A man’s dream of using hundreds of helium balloons to float across the Atlantic Ocean has popped.

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That Reminds Me of Lawnchair Larry

If you’ve never heard the tale of Lawnchair Larry, you should take a few minutes and read up on him.

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Holy Roller

The Pope’s new car is 29 years old and pushing up on 200K miles.

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Better Call Saul

Everyone’s favorite morally-compromised attorney-at-law will be getting more screen time in his own series.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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