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Critiquing the Oscar Nominees

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10 Facts about the 2014 Oscar Nominations That Will Make You Sad. That is, if you care anything at all about the Academy Awards.
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18 Teachers Who Are Real Life Heroes. Get a hankie before you follow all the linked stories.
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Is This What American Football Would Sound Like With A British Announcer? Get ready for Alabama to advance to the Super Bowl!
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Linguistic Mistakes Everyone Has to Stop Making in 2014. Amen, amen, and amen.
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Fun with clothing care labels. A little attention to detail makes wearing them all the more fun.
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Animals vs. Ice: The Ultimate Mashup. You have to feel sorry for the dogs, but the cats are having a great time.
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7 Chillingly Evil Corporations in Literature. Money, then power, then corruption makes a cautionary tale understandable even when it's over-the-top.
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This is why birds fly in a V. It has to do with the wind beneath their wings.

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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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