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Showcase Your Interest In Animal Cruelty With This Creepy "Ant Watch"

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Philadelphia-based Analog Watch Co. has unveiled its latest product, a watch-like accessory that houses anywhere from three to five harvester ants. The company calls it a "living conversation piece," but it's probably just an April Fool's joke. (Please let it be an April Fool's joke!) Read more...

8 Things People Say In Interviews That Usually Mean A Movie Will Suck

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We constantly get our hopes up for upcoming movies... and then they let us down. It's easy to get sucked into the hype cycle, as people talk up their projects — but sometimes, you can tell just from the way people talk about a film that it's probably not going to work. Here are eight key phrases that usually indicate danger. Read more...

Star Wars: Rogue One May Have Found Its Villain

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Or has Felicity Jones found her first co-pilot? Deadline reports that Ben Mendelsohn, star of Netflix's new series Bloodline and the somewhat less prominent Daggett in The Dark Knight Rises, is close to being the next actor cast in Gareth Edwards' Star Wars spin-off Rogue One. Read more...

Like Life Itself, Arrow Goes Completely Downhill After The Wedding

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Ever been a guest at a wedding and thought, "Oh, I wish this would last forever!" No? This episode will make you think that. The wedding is wonderful. The rest is very bad indeed. Read more...

An In-Depth Look At How Dungeons & Dragons' New Miniatures Are Made

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A new D&D adventure comes out on April 7th, pitting players against the forces of elemental evil in "Princes of the Apocalypse." Gale Force Nine gave us an exclusive look at the process of creating the miniatures being released to accompany the adventure, from concept art to completed mini. Read more...

This Expedition Helped Decide The Location Of The Panama Canal

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In 1871, the USS Nipsic went to Limon Bay to scout out an appropriate location for the north end of the then-soon-to-be-constructed Panama Canal. Read more...

Watch Sansa Stark Make Up Game Of Thrones Fan Fiction On The Spot

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Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones, gets put on the spot in this video. She's asked to describe an episode of The Real Housewives of Westeros, and it includes a romance between Sansa and Margaery Tyrell. Read more...

We Want This Can Of Yeti Cave Air In Our Cabinet Of Curiosities

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If the recent news that purported samples of "Yeti hair" were actually sourced from ordinary Himalayan brown bears is still bumming you out, here's a novelty item to cheer you up: canned air from Azasskaya Cave, ground zero for Abominable Snowman sightings in Siberia. Read more...

This New Infrared Telescope Could Help Us Detect Dyson Spheres

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The search for extraterrestrial intelligence just got a big boost, thanks to the introduction of a powerful new infrared telescope. In addition to scanning for pulses of infrared light, astronomers will use device to search for alien megastructures, such as Dyson Spheres. Read more...

How much water are you personally wasting?

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How much water are you personally wasting? This handy calculator takes all those persistent little leaks around your house and tells you just how much water they're costing us all. For instance a single dripping faucet in your house going at one drip per second comes to over 2,000 gallons a year. Call a plumber, people. Read more...

Fox Remaking Alien Nation, We Demand The Return Of Alien Mandy Patinkin 

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The 1988 Alien Nation film took place after a race of alien refugees found a second home on Earth. The show inspired a TV series, and for a long time we thought it would be remade into a show. But Fox has decided to reboot the film instead. Read more...

Today's Best Deals: iPads, Cable Ties, Headphones, and More

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Great deals on everything from magazine subscriptions to drill sets today, including one of the most popular items we've ever listed. Enjoy! Read more...

?If You Touch This Plant It Will Make You Vomit In Pure Agony

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The Gympie Gympie is an Australian plant with spindly stems and heart-shaped light green leaves. Brushing your hand against it can make you throw up from the pain. Using it as toilet paper has made people shoot themselves. This plant will ruin you. Read more...

Simon Pegg Says Star Trek 3 Is About "Adventure And Optimism"

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Some people were trepidatious when it was announced that Simon Pegg would be co-writing the script for the third Star Trek movie. But his description of Trek 3's tone should put everyone at ease — especially fans disappointed with the direction of the rebooted Trek universe so far. Read more...

This Insane Tribute To Classic Star Wars Toys Took 2,000 Hours To Paint

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Artist Robert Burden's huge mural dedicated to the Star Wars universe celebrates the galaxy far, far away through a slightly peculiar lens — in it there are over 150 Star Wars characters and vehicles, rendered in their original toy forms from Kenner's classic toyline. Read more...

Shadow Of The Demon Lord Is An RPG Made By All-Stars

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In the dark horror-fantasy of Shadow of the Demon Lord, players fight to survive in a world beset by fiends and wracked by a looming demonic apocalypse. And the people creating it are some of the best designers and writers in tabletop gaming. Read more...

Two Invasive Termite Species Join Forces To Wreak Havoc In Florida

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Two of the most destructive species of invasive termites are joining forces in Florida. By mating together, they're forming prolific hybrid colonies. Scientists are now worried about the potential damage these insects will inflict on Florida's dwellings. Read more...

What Destination In Space Do You Most Want To See?

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We're building better rockets, taking longer trips, and learning a whole lot more about the places in space we've already managed to visit. So where do you want to go next? Read more...

Miles Morales Joins The Avengers In Marvel's Post-Secret Wars Comics

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They've been teasing it in dribs and drabs this week, but we now finally know the all the faces of Marvel's new Avengers team — and with it, confirmation that Ultimate Spider-Man Miles Morales is joining the new Marvel Comics Universe. Check out the all-new assembled Avengers! Read more...

Bearded Vultures Are The Most Punk Rock Animals In The World

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This is the bearded vulture. It lives in the mountains so it can look down on us all. It smashes bones for a living. It encourages its children to fight to the death. And... it dyes its feathers. Why? Because it looks awesome, that's why. Read more...

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