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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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