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Space, Visualized

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How Big Is It?

Any time I try to visualize the fact that space goes on forever, my brain immediately shuts down and decides instead to start thinking about cartoons or snacks or pretty much anything else. I’m no genius. Luckily, this video does a fantastic job of conveying important information about our galaxy in a very digestible way.

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DIY: Electric Bike

It won’t look nearly as cool, but it also won’t cost nearly as much.

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For Real

Yup, these old-timey photos are totally real, even if your brain doesn’t want to believe it.

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One Crazy Couch Bit

I know that a lot of people think The Simpsons might be past its prime, and I would probably agree. But this opening sequence created by Guillermo Del Toro is really twisted and super epic.

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Waiting For the Wedding

Stephen Colbert swooped in to help a couple whose wedding was ruined by the government shutdown. Here are some other odd reasons that couples had to delay saying “I do”. As a wise man once said: “Love is a mysterious fig.”

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Who Let the Dogs Out?

We still don’t know, but someone needs to get them back in and keep them there.

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I’m Out of Office Until…

These people cannot check their messages. So, don’t expect an immediate response.

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Famous Footwear

This poster series honors iconic character kicks.

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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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