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The Invasion of the Tumbleweeds

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Neighborhoods around Colorado Springs are being buried under tumbleweeds. And suddenly we have a plot for a new SyFy movie.
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Bradley Cooper’s Entire Career Exists Only To Prove Louis C.K. Wrong. Either that, or three video clips from history just coincidentally go together in a delightful way.
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17 Everyday Words You Just Might Be Mispronouncing. Let’s see if we can correct that right now.
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This is how not to jump over a puddle of mud. Unless your sole purpose is to make a funny video.
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Unable to explain why it should ever be hard to do, Twitter launches a tool that will find your first Tweet. Millions are discovering that it was “test” or “I have no idea what I’m doing.”
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Is Pixar Out of Ideas? Once leery of sequels, they are now cranking them out faster than original stories.
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You’ve heard about the resurgence of whooping cough, then measles. Now the mumps are back, too, thanks to those opposed to vaccinations.
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12 Notable TV Characters Who Were Completely Recast After The Pilot. Notably absent: half the cast of Gilligan’s Island.
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The science behind our insatiable need to binge-watch TV. We identify with the characters so much that we can’t turn away.

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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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