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Sun February 26, 2017
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Indoor skydiving competitions are the closest thing we have to Ender's game
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(YouTube)
 
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Man takes a golf ball out for a spin using compressed air
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(Equestria Daily)
 
 
 
The six elements of attending a convention. Element 7 is "taking a shower"
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(ʎnƃ ǝɯos)
 
 
 
Ever dream of digging a hole straight through to the other side of the earth as a kid? Well, if it were somehow possible, the kids in tiny Rudyard, Montana would be the only ones in the U.S. who'd actually emerge on dry land
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(Uproxx)
 
 
 
If you've ever wanted to do some serious Mario Kart cosplay and tool around Tokyo in a street legal go-cart, you'd better hurry, because the company that's renting out the costumes and carts is being sued by Nintendo
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Short countries... short countries... got no reason to live. With their little tiny states and their little tiny towns and their little tiny roads going all around. Short countries got no reaaassssooonnn to li-ih-ih-ive
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(AccuWeather)
 
 
 
No estoy diciendo que es extraterrestre. Pero son los extraterrestres
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(Portland Press Herald)
 
 
 
Obsession with social media is hurting Americans' mental health. Especially those who follow Donald Trump on Twitter
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Sat February 25, 2017
(Kotaku)
 
 
 
NASA would have discovered TRAPPIST-1 long ago if they had played Elite:Dangerous
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(Abc.net.au)
 
 
 
Meet the woolly flying squirrel of Pakistan, nature's largest glider: "Thought extinct until 1996, its dried urine is said to have aphrodisiac qualities. The other unusual thing about the animal is its scream, likened to the sound of a yeti"
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(Science Alert)
 
 
 
Need a new pancreas? You can grow your own now. Here's how
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(AOL)
 
 
 
UFO sightings are at an all time high, as are states that have legalized recreational marijuana
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(Top Gear)
 
 
 
So what happens if you take a stock Corvette Z06 and put the engine in the back where it's supposed to be on a supercar? The Fast Eddy, that's what. "It's a very real and exciting suggestion to what may be in store for the future of supercars"
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
"Parents are becoming increasingly concerned that their children, who grow up shouting orders at voice-activated gadgets like Siri and Alexa, could be growing up to be spoilt and entitled"
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Fri February 24, 2017
(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Seven things no one tells you before you become a bomb disposal expert
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
The team that invented CRISPR-Cas9 gets hosed down by the PTO because of course they did
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(gHacks)
 
 
 
94% of critical Windows vulnerabilities could be avoided by not always using a Windows Admin account (No word on how TotalWindows and BareWindows accounts contribute)
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
In 2 years, the $8 billion James Webb Space Telescope will be seeing light from the beginning of the universe -- over 6,000 years ago
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
WWII German bomber targeting maps for Britain revealed after 75 years in an attic; expected to save Trump administration a lot of time later
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(CNN)
 
 
 
If you try to delete your Uber app, Uber will email you, begging you to stay, and whining that Uber is "hurting" over accusations of rampant sexism in the company
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(Nerdist)
 
 
 
R2D2's dialogue from "A New Hope" translated from droidspeak
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
11-year-old girl has a prosthetic arm which she decides to put to good use and deliver instant payback to bullies
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(PSFK)
 
 
 
Design students create a vision for better prison furniture, and hey, I kinda like that daybed
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Waymo accuses Uber of stealing driverless car tech
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
New campaign to save England's red squirrels sees 5,000 volunteers monitoring squirrel populations, educating children about the issue and beating invasive grey squirrels to death in parks
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(Is There Any Deal)
 
 
 
Easier to get than the ending you want in Princess Maker 2, it's the Friday Fark Gaming thread. What have you been playing this week? The new Australian DLC for Civ VI? Pixel Privateers? Conan: Exiles? Catching up on your backlog? Tell us inside
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(CBC)
 
 
 
No. That's why we have robotic landers and astronauts
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(Science Magazine)
 
 
 
Finally, a link to autism where Jenny McCarthy is an actual expert
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(Steam Powered)
 
 
 
It's the last Friday of the month. You know what that means? It's time for the monthly Steam Key Swap. With the Humble Freedom Bundle's 50+ games for $30, certainly there's gotta be some good stuff to pass around
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(C|Net)
 
 
 
FCC begins to chip (if you would like to read more of subby's headline, you'll need to upgrade to your provider's fark you package for only an extra $5/month)
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(MEL Magazine)
 
 
 
Just when you thought heroes didn't exist, along comes a scientist who wants to eliminate hangovers by 2050
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Thu February 23, 2017
(International Business Times)
 
 
 
Ever get up in the morning and think "self, where did I leave the remote?" Some poor sap got up and said, "Now where did I leave that chunk of the rarest metal known to man?"
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
We can now see the effects of Antarctica losing 50 billion tons of ice every year because of NASA. Those bastards
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
Details of Palantir's spy software emerge. Still no word on location of Ithil Stone
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
Microsoft launches a lightweight, low-bandwidth version of Skype for India (while the rest of the world is still forced to use the bloated version)
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(Lifehacker)
 
 
 
Article asks "can you solve your mental health problems with an app?" Subby has a TotalFark membership for that
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(News.com.au)
 
 
 
New leaked photos of Samsung's Galaxy S8 shows the device in all its glory, but it appears to be missing one very important feature
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(Washington Post)
 
 
 
Panda bear at the Washington, D.C. zoo has been shipped to China on a plane in a crate with snacks of bamboo shoots, apples and sweet potatoes. Or as United Airlines calls that, the new "basic economy" flight
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(PNSN)
 
 
 
237 mini quakes in the Puget Sound region in the last 24 hours. Wetsiders cock a concerned eyebrow, Drysiders bring lawn chairs and popcorn
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
China is now safe from the Hulk
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(Kotaku)
 
 
 
People are racing to see how fast they can get banned from Disney's Club Penguin and posting their results on leaderboards
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(ieee spectrum)
 
 
 
New world record: Paralyzed man uses a brain implant to control a computer cursor and type 8 words per minute
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(Fox 5 New York)
 
 
 
Giraffe live stream banned from YouTube for nudity and sexual content. Were they necking?
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
When you ask if warp drive can get us to the new exoplanets and they say no
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(Telegraph)
 
 
 
Britain says they name their storms now because we were tired of the hurricanes getting all the press
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(Science Blogs)
 
 
 
Google does some early spring cleaning, blacklists pseudoscience and conspiracy site Natural News and deletes 140,000 indexed pages. Woo woo
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(MSN)
 
 
 
Oh nothing, just another glacier in Antarctica losing a big chunk of ice
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Just one more place to stick a piece of tape on your PC
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(BetaNews)
 
 
 
Windows 10 now on 25% of PCs. XP holding at 9%, but expected to drop off due to lack of paper tape readers and 8" floppy drives
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(Mother Nature Network)
 
 
 
Where did the '10,000 steps a day' number come from anyways?
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(Russia Today)
 
 
 
Longest serving orbital rocket in history, the Russian Soyuz-U, retires after 43 years in space, 788 missions, 1000's of intercepted emails
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Wed February 22, 2017
(MIT Technology Review)
 
 
 
If you're worried by Google's self-driving cars, how scary are the DIY ones being built by kids?
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Okay, now you're just showing off
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(The New York Observer)
 
 
 
Susan Fowler's experience of sexual harassment at Uber is so common in tech, it only took us a few hours to find 12 more stories
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(Psychology Today)
 
 
 
Jealous, petty, thin-skinned, punitive, hateful, cunning, and angry. Clear signs that T-- you are afflicted by "Malignant Narcissism" aka the Dark Side of garden-variety narcissistic personality disorder
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
This is a live-action fan film true to the 1960's Spiderman cartoon. And it's awesome
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(Scientific American)
 
 
 
What Einstein considered his "biggest blunder", the cosmological constant, is being reconsidered by today's cosmologists. Who knew hairdressers were all so brilliant?
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
How do you know if you are drinking too much coffee and what are the signs that you may need to cut back?
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(Tech Crunch)
 
 
 
UPS drones still need some work. And their mini-quadcopter delivery ideas aren't quite ready for prime time either
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(NASA)
 
 
 
NASA press conference regarding major discovery outside our solar system coming up at 1pm eastern
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(Polygon)
 
 
 
Gamer dies mysteriously during 24-hour charity gaming session playing World of Tanks. Apparently, you can't respawn from that
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Google makes bare metal data center GPUs available for machine learning
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(Mashable)
 
 
 
United Arab Emirates wants to build a city on Mars. And who better to assemble a city in an uninhabitable environment than the people who built Dubai?
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Google attempts 'universal' file-sharing protocol - but you'll need your email address
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(Huffington Post)
 
 
 
You can now troll President Donald Trump for just $25 (with possibly not safe for work tiny, tiny doll pee-pee)
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(Digital Trends)
 
 
 
BMW unveils hoverbike based on a lego design *Do not read while sitting in traffic in your 2006 Honda Civic*
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
Another 4G innovation just in time for 5G
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Tue February 21, 2017
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Samsung set to sell refurbished Galaxy Note 7's under the new name "Russian Roulette 7". Marketing tagline is: "come on....what are the odds?"
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(European Space Agency)
 
 
 
European Space Agency finds a pulsar that is a thousand times brighter than scientists thought possible and the most distant one ever discovered
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(NYPost)
 
 
 
♫ Our lips are sealed ♫
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(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Woodworking classes enjoying a rennaissance in cities, presumably among people who finally gave up on getting their 3D printers to work
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(Polygon)
 
 
 
How Blizzard launched the Gold Rush of 2017
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(Digital Trends)
 
 
 
Unprotected interactions with fake porn stars can give you viruses
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
Study finds obese men last 1 minute 30 seconds longer in the bedroom - probably while trying to catch their breath
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(Digital Trends)
 
 
 
If you've been waiting to pull the trigger on starting that AI company, now might be a good time
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(AlterNet)
 
 
 
Decaf is killing you. Or it would be, if you ever touched the stuff
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(The Verge)
 
 
 
Yes, you can use a Porsche 911 to play Doom. No, you shouldn't use a Porsche 911 to play Doom
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(CityLab)
 
 
 
NYC's Freshkills Park, built above Robert Moses' legendary Fresh Kills Landfill in Staten Island, shows surprising amount of wildlife diversity on top of 150 million tons of waste - "a scientist's dream"
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
When the lemur uprising begins, we will have the technology to sort them out
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(Phys Org2)
 
 
 
Researchers discover TERRIFYING PREHISTORIC WORM, with jaws a full CENTIMETER wide. That's like longer than a football field
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Obi-Wan Kenobi didn't lie to Luke when he told him about his father's death in "Star Wars: A New Hope". He was giving religious alternative facts (spoiler alert)
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(Mirror.co.uk)
 
 
 
It turns out that those silica packs that come in almost everything have lots of uses, besides being tasty that is
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(PC Magazine)
 
 
 
Thinking of getting the upcoming Nintendo Switch? Before you reach for your wallet, remember these 10 Nintendo 'innovations' that flopped
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(YouTube)
 
 
 
Hey Pherb, I know what we're going to do today
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(NPR)
 
 
 
Today in You're Doing It Wrong: taking notes in class
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(Lexington Herald Leader)
 
 
 
High school students have sent a cell culturing biology experiment into space. Hmm sounds like a good episode for Futurama
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(Ars Technica)
 
 
 
Yahoo: Okay, so those two hacks were the last ones. We're clean now. Pinky swear. Verizon: Uhh...about that
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(CityLab)
 
 
 
Why do people commute by bike? Mostly to indulge in that sweet, sweet bike rage, preserved on YouTube "where there's a thriving genre of cyclist/driver interaction videos captured on helmet cams"
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(USA Today)
 
 
 
Pluto, once a planet, then not a planet, to become a planet again under new NASA guidelines. What a mickey mouse operation
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(Gizmodo)
 
 
 
Spin Master unveils its life-size BB-8 toy and . . . Oh my gosh, it's adorable. Who's a good lil' droid? You are, you are
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(Huffington Post UK)
 
 
 
New Scorpion hoverbike hailed as "the most dangerous form of transportation ever invented" (pics, etc)
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(Silicon Republic)
 
 
 
Here's everything we know about NASA's major exoplanet discovery that will be announced on Wednesday. The truth is out there
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(The Stack)
 
 
 
'You lost me at 400ms' - proof that no-one remembers the World Wide Wait of the 56k modem
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(Polygon)
 
 
 
Atari's Swordquest returns. You still don't have a clue how to win
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(Daily Mail)
 
 
 
NASA to host major press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'
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Mon February 20, 2017
(Smithsonian Magazine)
 
 
 
In honor of their cartography department's 75th anniversary, CIA releases a bunch of declassified maps
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(UPI)
 
 
 
Elephant re-enacts famous Jurassic Park scene
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(The New Yorker)
 
 
 
New Oxford Shakespeare collection is first work to algorithmically give Christopher Marlowe and others co-authorship on 17 plays. "Scholars have come to recognize that writing a play in the sixteenth century was a bit like writing a screenplay"
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(Deadline)
 
 
 
Pirate Kim Dotcom may be extradited to the US after losing court battle
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(Massively OP)
 
 
 
If you are still running XP or Vista and play any Blizzard games, it might be time to upgrade
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(WebMD)
 
 
 
"Love hormone" oxytocin helps dads and babies bond. Which usually lasts for years until the child asks for $50 and the car keys
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(Patch)
 
 
 
States are once again pushing for the end of Daylight Saving Time. Washington, D.C. supports the move, since they find it to their advantage to keep everyone in the dark
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(Island Packet)
 
 
 
Department of Transportation names ten sites for testing driverless cars. Still no word on testing of driverless motorcyles
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(International Business Times)
 
 
 
U.K. to have its first spaceports where they'll launch their own satellites. Also, special Tardis hangar for repairs
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
After reading as much L. Ron Hubbard fiction as one can mentally stand, three things are clear: he didn't write much SF, he hated SF as a genre, and most of his SF had very little to do with Xenu. "He didn't choose his disciples; they chose him"
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(BBC-US)
 
 
 
Astronauts are strictly forbidden from getting drunk in space, but NASA admits that several have shown up for launch completely ripped, with booze hidden all through their spacesuits
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(TechEBlog)
 
 
 
Turnsa out you can cobble together a functional camera using little more than 32,000 drinking straws
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(Some Guy)
 
 
 
Scientists find a cure for body odor and the fix is even more gross than the problem
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(Hold the Front Page)
 
 
 
"Social media is everything that is wrong with the world, and I wish we could turn it off. I think it is de-intellectualized us. I think it has robbed us of introspection, which is the most important thing a human being can have"
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(Jalopnik)
 
 
 
Even though you may have sold your "smart" car, you can still control it from your phone. Sleep tight
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(Asahi Shimbun)
 
 
 
Immaculately preserved 1500-year-old stool unearthed in Nara ruins, measuring 35 cm long and 12 cm high. Visitors to museum will able to see a sample
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(Guardian)
 
 
 
The six ages of sex for women
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(Daily Express)
 
 
 
Two pictures taken on the moon from different places have the exact same horizon, therefore... OMG FAKED
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