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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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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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