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Lorne Michaels talks SNL

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The Boss Talks

Lorne Michaels, the head honcho of SNL, gave a pretty interesting interview where he shared about the worst host ever and some interesting characteristics about the show’s cast.

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Those Lego Blockheads

They just got put in their place by a 7-year old girl.

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Meet the Beatles

And, even better, see what they looked like backstage at The Ed Sullivan Show.

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There’s Just Something About 2015

Big Back to the Future things always happen in that year. It’s not a hoverboard, but this musical sounds cool, too.

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Lost In Translation

Converting something from one language to another isn’t always a 1-to-1 process. Sometimes things get thrown off a bit and really bad things ensue.

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Dead On Their Feet

Two different deceased individuals, who wished to have their bodies posed upright, got their final wish recently. One was posed in a boxing ring and the other was driven through town on his Harley. (Warning: Links contain pictures of the deceased.)

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Today’s Grab Bag Link

Tragic.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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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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