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If You Don’t Have A Fireplace…

Or even if you do, you’ll want to put this outstanding Lil Bub Magical Yule Log video on whenever people come to visit.

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If You’re Up Late Studying…

You might catch this hilarious infomercial for the fictional college known as For-Profit Online University. I promise it gets weirder and funnier the longer it goes.

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Picasso On A Budget

A man in Pennsylvania paid $138 for raffle tickets and won a Picasso original worth 7 figures. Is this the way art should be sold from now on?

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Game On

Time presents part one of their history of video game consoles.

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Judge These Books By Their Covers

Because they have the best book covers of the year. And here are the best movie posters of the year.

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It’s the Thought That Counts

It’s just that these gifts don’t require that much thought. Cracked runs down a list of the seven worst gifts people give every Christmas. I would add coin sorters to the list, as every single store I go in has those prominently displayed.

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Eat candy

It fights cavities! ... Huh? That’s the idea with this particular sweet treat.

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Goodbye, Mr. Oliver

John Oliver was one of the best correspondents in the history of The Daily Show, and they paid fitting tribute as he left last night.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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