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How The Daily Show Does It

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Selective Viewing

If you’ve ever wondered how The Daily Show and The Colbert Report manage to search through a sea of TV and pick out just the right moments, then check this out. The secret is SnapStream.

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We’re Taking Over

Yesterday I shared a new game that will allow you to design your own Mario levels. Now this news that Disney is releasing an app that lets you direct your own mini Star Wars scenes.

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They’re Taking Over

Check out io9’s list of 12 futuristic forms of government that could one day rule the world.

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Dad To-Do’s

Esquire offers up a list of 25 things every dad should teach his children.

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The Toughest High School Word Problem Ever

I can’t wrap my mind around the quotes selected by these two side-by-side seniors in their yearbook. I try to and my brain refuses.

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History Mysteries

The story behind 12 of history’s most bizarre photos.

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A Very Cold Assessment

Here’s everything wrong with Frozen. If you hate this movie, you’ll love this video takedown. Contains NSFW language.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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