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Fight for the Future

Internet Activism Goes to Washington

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Net neutrality activists have set up camp in Washington to demonstrate in front of the FCC. They’ll be there at least until May 15th, in case you want to join them.
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A Czech guy pulls off a revenge ghost prank on his buddy. I was afraid that the victim was going to suffer a heart attack.
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A goat with eight legs was born in Croatia, so they named it Octogoat. Even stranger, it has both male and female reproductive organs.
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16-year old double amputee James Lozano is a Mets fan who counsels other amputee children. He got his reward by meeting Mets third baseman David Wright and running the bases at Citi Field with him.
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Why Millennials Think They Hate Feminism. It's a problem with the damaged reputation of the word itself.
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What Would Frozen Look Like If Tim Burton Made It? The artist Yoko spells it out in her drawings.
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Everything you need to know about the hundreds of kidnapped Nigerian girls.
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8 Prehistoric Creatures from Your Nightmares. These animals were real at one time, as hard as that is to believe.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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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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