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Weird Old Inventions

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It’s the Offspring of Necessity

That’s what they say about invention. But these might prove that wrong.

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Down With Satire

If you rejoiced last night about returning to Downton Abbey, then you should also revisit these eight amusing parodies.

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Make Your Place Amazing

Does your home have an under-the-stairs reading nook? What about magnetic walls? Or an aerial cargo net? Looks like you’ve got some work to do.

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Forward in '14

These TED Talks will help you hit the ground running this year.

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This Gives New Meaning to the Word "Underground"

How do drugs get across the US border? Sure, they’re snuck through on trucks or flown in. But they may also be brought in through these crude underground tunnels.

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Awwww C’Mon Guys

A Cracked writer created a fake woman on a dating site and gave her the worst, most hideous personality she could come up with. But she was pretty, so guess what happened. NSFW

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Let the Games Continue

I previously posted a link to Time’s History of Video Game Consoles: Part One. Here now are parts Two and Three.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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