Morning Cup of Links: Taking The Hobbit to the Big Screen

Why did it take 75 years for The Hobbit to become a movie? Here's how it finally happened, and the story isn't quite over yet.
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The 32 Nerdiest Jokes Of 2013. These are how grad students find each other in crowded bars.
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10 Movies You’ve Been Watching in Altered Versions. George Lucas isn't the only one who changes things after a film is considered done -or even after its first run.
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The FDA is beginning to phase out the use of antibiotics in meat. It still may be too little, too late.
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Sometimes police sketch artists can be uncannily accurate. Props to both the artist and the witness in these 20 examples.
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A Texas teen avoided jail time for killing four people in a drunk driving incident because he was too spoiled to control himself. It's weird, but not the weirdest defense ever tried.
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9 Movies You Didn't Know Were Based On Shakespeare Stories. Oh well, you probably knew about at least some of them.
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Santa Claus, the adrenaline junkie. See him try out everything from skiing to skydiving!

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