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Movies As Math

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Movies As Math

If there was a Venn diagram describing people that will like this graphic, it would be one circle labeled “People That Like Charts” and another labeled “People That Like Movies” and the part where they overlap would be labeled “You”.
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Bad Dad

Fathers have the capacity to be amazing at a lot of things—just not telling jokes. Here are a couple of lists of horrendously awful dad jokes. They’re so unfunny you might laugh really hard.

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The Soldier That Wouldn’t Stop

Hiroo Onoda, a soldier in the Japanese army, fought in World War II. In fact, he fought in World War II all the way until 1974—some three decades after the rest of the world had put that war to bed—when he came out of hiding in the jungles of the Philippines.

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Score Big

If you show up in a few weeks at a Super Bowl party with this stack stadium, nobody will care about the game at all. You’ll be the true champion.

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Hope You Have Some Spare Time

The Simpsons is one of the greatest shows of all time, but it has been noticeably absent from the online streaming trend. Later this year all of that will change when all 500+ episodes will be available to stream online. If you’re interested, watching all of the episodes back-to-back in one giant marathon is going to take you about eight days.

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I’m Sure the Doctor Would Have Something to Say

Thieves recently tried to steal the cremated ashes of Dr. Sigmund Freud. That must say something about the thieves’ mothers, right?

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Go Nuts

If you’re a Nutella fanatic, you might want to whip up a batch of your own at home.

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Today’s Grab Bag Link

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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