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The Real Reason You Shouldn't Pee In the Pool 

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Peeing in the public pool is gross, immature, but basically harmless, right? A quick fix when you’ve really gotta go? Not exactly. In advance of the its annual summer meeting, the American Chemical Society has just released a video explaining,...Show More Summary

J.K. Rowling May Be Sellling Three Hogwarts Books, Full of Info Already on the Internet for Free [UPDATED]

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On Amazon right now there are listings for three new books under a banner called “Pottermore Presents.” They look like three themed volumes of writings from J.K. Rowling about the world of Harry Potter collected from the site. Read more...

A Secret Avenger May Make His Way Into Doctor Strange

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Aquaman’s writer gives a few hints about the setting of the film. Gabriel Luna talks about becoming Robbie Reyes for Agents of SHIELD. Powerless has lost one of its showrunners. Plus, Doctor Who casting and another look at Gotham’s new Poison Ivy. To me, my Spoilers! Read more...

Here's One of the Best Deals We've Seen on Philips' Life-Changing Wake-Up Light

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It’s been awhile since we’ve seen a good deal on Philips’ life-changing wake-up lights, so if you’re not among the 20,000+ Gawker media readers who have already pulled the trigger, the entry level model just dropped to $46, or within a few cents of the best price we’ve ever seen. Read more...

Freeform's Alternate-History Military Drama (With Witches) Sounds Totally Nuts

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Freeform—the network formerly known as ABC Family, but now with license to be more racy than anything with the word “Family” in it—is developing a new drama that sounds completely nuts. Maybe in a good way? It involves witches, warfare, and an alternate-history timeline—and its exec producers include Adam McKay and Will Ferrell. Read more...

M.O.P.Z. Is the Most Frantically Bizarre Comedy About a Janitor and a Robot You Will Ever See

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If you missed Todd Rohal’s M.O.P.Z. when it aired on Adult Swim, here it is for your brain-exploding pleasure. Put very simply, it’s about a lovelorn school janitor who (tries to) invent a robot helper—and it would be weird enough even without being shown entirely in fast-forward, “because we know you’re busy.” Read more...

After Justice League, Cyborg Will Join The Flash

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In November 2017’s Justice League, fans will be introduced to Ezra Miller’s Flash and Ray Fisher’s Cyborg. Four months later, the two will team up again for Flash’s solo movie. Read more...

The Writers of Gravity Falls and Guardians of the Galaxy Will Pen the Pokémon Movie

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The producers of an upcoming live-action Pokémon movie have just caught themselves two writers with lots of experience points. They’re Nicole Perlman, co-writer of Guardians of the Galaxy and the upcoming Captain Marvel, along with Alex Hirsch, the creator of Disney’s hit show Gravity Falls. Read more...

Stranger Things Has Never Looked More Adorable Than in This Fan Art

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Since its debut on Netflix, Stranger Things has taken over the world. Seemingly everywhere you go people are talking about the show, and artists have taken it upon themselves to reinterpret the characters in their own, fun ways. For our money, though, this is as good as it gets. Read more...

A Graphic Novel About Making Tetris Shows Why We're Obsessed With Games

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Tetris is one of the most popular and ubiquitous video games of all time. No matter how long it’s been since folks played it, the classic puzzle challenge seems to be permanently projected onto people’s brains and eyelids. It turns out that the story of how the megahit game’s creation and dissemination is as captivating as a great Tetris session. Read more...

Why Aren't More Aftershows Like Doctor Who Confidential?

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We’re living in the age of aftershows—Walking Dead has one. Game of Thrones has one . Mr. Robot has one . Hell, even The Star Wars Show has one! But none of these shows live up to what is still the ultimate aftershow of them all: Doctor Who Confidential. Read more...

The Conjuring Star Joey King Adds Another Horror Movie to Her Resume With Wish Upon

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Joey King broke out with 2010's Ramona and Beezus, but since then the young star has chosen movies that are more adrenaline-fueled, like White House Down, Independence Day: Resurgence, and The Conjuring. The latter probably factored most heavily into her casting in Wish Upon, a horror thriller from John Leonetti, the director who made Conjuring spin-off Annabelle. Read more...

Lin-Manuel Miranda Signs Up For Another Disney Film, the Live-Action Little Mermaid

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He did a song for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, he’s helping with songs for Moana, he’s starring in and doing songs for Mary Poppins Returns and now, Lin -Manuel Miranda is about to join another Disney film, the live-action adaptation of The Little Mermaid. Read more...

Kiera Knightley Will Be the Sugar Plum Fairy in Disney's Live-Action Nutcracker

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The Nutcracker, one of the latest films in Disney’s stable of live-action versions of classic tales, has just cast Kiera Knightley as the Sugar Plum Fairy. Read more...

Aliens Encircle the World in These 12 Striking Posters for Arrival

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The verdict is in: The trailers for Arrival look awesome. Denis Villeneuve’s adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story Of Your Life” is sure to provide a unique spin on the alien invasion film and 12 new posters give you an idea of its scope. Read more...

Artist Turns $20 Wonder Woman Toy Into a Spectacular Miniaturized Gal Gadot

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Yeah, that’s the same action figure on the right. Not a press picture of Gal Gadot for the Wonder Woman movie. Great Hera! Read more...

This Firefly Cartoon Is Too Perfect to Actually Exist

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Firefly might be long gone from TV, but there isn’t a power in the ‘verse that will stop fans from cooking up tempting what-might-have-beens. Case in point, this delightful teaser for the Firefly animated show that some parallel universe is probably really enjoying round about now. Read more...

The Original Plan for Josh Trank's Fantastic Four Sounds Completely Amazing

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There are a lot of reasons the 2015 version of Fantastic Four failed. But one of them might have been cutting all of the elements of the original story idea’s massive and completely bonkers battles. Read more...

The First Arrival Trailer Makes Talking to Aliens Terrifying

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We got about a minute of footage last week, and now the full trailer for the movie adaptation of Ted Chiang’s “Story Of Your Life” is here. And it is tense. Read more...

Ahh, After 10,000 Years the New Rita Repulsa Is... Trapped in Plastic Wrap?

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There’s a brand new image of Elizabeth Banks as Rita Repulsa, everyone’s favorite, campy-as-hell Power Rangers villain. Unfortunately for Rita, she’s trapped. And unfortunately for us, she’s not trapped in the traditional giant terra cotta moon pot. Read more...

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