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Finding Waldo With Math

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There’s Waldo

You can find the elusive red-and-white striped man by applying a little mathematical analysis. It turns out his seemingly random journeys aren’t so random after all.

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They Have No Longer Ceased to Be

Monty Python is getting back together for a new stage show.

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This Is Pretty Sweet

If you have a tremendous amount of patience, lots of focus, and some serious time, you could win a ton of money in the Jelly Bean Jar challenge.

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This Will Definitely Cut Down on Cooking Time

If the traditional turkey day foods seem old and tired to you this year, maybe you just need to try them in popcorn form. This package comes with Turkey, Stuffing, Gravy, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, Strawberry Cheesecake-flavored popcorn.

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Practice A Little Selfie Preservation

“Selfie” is the word of the year. Here are 10 selfies that were not worth the danger involved in getting them.

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Out of Thin Air

We haven’t heard much from David Blaine lately, but the polarizing stunt artist/illusionist has a new TV special called Real or Magic airing tonight. Before you watch that, check out these videos of him doing magic with Ellen and talking about how he held his breath for 17 minutes.

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Why Do We Love Unicorns So Much?

This article looks at the history of mankind's bizarre obsession with unicorns.

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Four Slides and Seven Bullets Ago

What might the Gettysburg Address have looked like as a corporate PowerPoint presentation?

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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