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Venmo user, Tim Sessler

New York in Slow Motion

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Venmo user, Tim Sessler

New York City streets in the summer can be sweaty and smelly. But they are also full of vibrancy and life that filmmaker Tim Sessler captures in this wordless, slow-motion video.

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For nostalgic feline owners and fans of Boyhood, Cathood is the perfect parody video you'll wish they would turn into a feature film.

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A baseball-team hate map confirms the whole world detests the Yankees—except for down in Oceania where they have it in for the Dodgers.

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This 1815 hand-colored chart, printed in Philadelphia, details different empires throughout history, from 2300 B.C. to 1800 A.D.

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Technology moves so quickly these days it's crazy to reflect on what these 11 popular websites looked like when they first launched. Twitter was just Twttr and the bird was nowhere to be seen.

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Calling all design-inclined Brooklynites! All the borough's neighborhoods are in need of new flags, and Uncommon Goods wants you to design them. There's money in it for the winners.

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What could be better than cold coffee and a stiff cocktail? When you mix the two together. Bon Appetit has rounded up a slideshow of 11 such caffeinated concoctions.

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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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