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Really Odd Interview Questions

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Can’t You Just Ask About My Strengths and Weaknesses?

If you have a job interview coming up you’d better be prepared to espouse your beliefs about Bigfoot, estimate how many snow shovels were sold in the U.S. last year, and respond to a wide variety of other harebrained topics.

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The Führer’s Throne

How did Hitler’s toilet end up in New Jersey?

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Game On

One of the Nintendo cartridges featured in this post on extremely expensive video games has hit the auction market. Who wants it?

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“They Say Go and Then They All Just Fall Into A Pile”

That is literally what my mom says when you ask her to explain how football works. If you’re like her and just don’t get what’s happening, this video will help. But get going. You only have nine days until the Super Bowl.

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Get Cookin’

In this simple illustrated video, Michael Pollan explains why you should get out of the drive-thru and into the kitchen.

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Read to Your Inner 'Tween

Just because something is billed as Young Adult fiction doesn’t mean an adult can’t and shouldn’t read it. Here are 25 great books you should read no matter how old you are.

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If You Like Taking Our Surveys and Possibly Winning Things...

...this link's for you.

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Today’s Grab Bag Link

Try to find your way through this one.

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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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