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When The Net Was New

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Use Your Old Buddy the Internet…

To take a trip down memory lane to when the Internet was new and still mindblowing.

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And Before the Internet There Was…

The much slower communication medium known as the message in a bottle. You remember, Sting sang about them once. He hopes you got that. Anyways, a bottled letter tossed into the sea 54 years ago has just been found.

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I Know You’re Not Supposed To Do This…

But if you judge just by the covers these books are great.

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For Those With A Fake Deathwish

Here’s a helpful guide to faking your death. And here are 11 people who read their own obituaries.

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I Give This A 10

Ever wondered how Nielsen ratings work? This article explains that, and why they will always be wrong.

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2014 on TV

It’s obviously a bit premature to do a best of 2014 television list. But I bet 12 months from now, when people do write that list, these 10 moments will be on there.

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Pop Culture Resolutions

If these New Year’s resolutions were adopted, our pop culture lives would be greatly improved.

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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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