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There's less Gears, more Bricks in these cool Steampunk Lego Creations

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Love it or loathe it, Steampunk is an alluring aesthetic to turn to for creating wacky and wonderful looking inventions - and in this new book by Lego builder Guy Himber there's plenty to enjoy, with not a superfluous cog in sight. There's a lot of plastic bricks though. Read more...

A Comedy Club Is Using Facial Recognition to Charge by the Laugh

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Never more shall you pay full price for a sub-par comedian. A comedy club in Spain is using tablets with facial recognition software to figure out how much to charge its customers. The future is now. Read more...

These Are The 100 Most Interesting Geologic Locations In The UK

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The United Kingdom and Ireland pack so many geologically fascinating locations in a small area, it's hard to pick which ones are the most gorgeous, the most scientifically important, or even the most downright useful. Lucky for us, the Geological Society curated a list of the Top 100 Geosites. Read more...

Robert Downey Jr.'s In Captain America 3. And It's to Start Civil War

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We may finally know what Robert Downey Jr. was talking about when he said that there he was working on a deal with Marvel to do something that wasn't Iron Man 4. According to Variety, Downey's in the final stages of negotiations that'll bring Tony Stark in to Captain America 3 and begin the movies' take on Civil War. Read more...

This Is Like The Sexy David Bowie Music Video We Always Craved [NSFW]

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Shit, you guys — this video for Daphne Guinness' song "An Evening in Space" is so great. It's just nonstop weird fashions and bodypaint and decadance and spaceships, with a very David Bowie-esque sound and feel. Oh, and it's probably NSFW, so watch out. Read more...

Previously Unseen E.T. Concept Art Reveals The Alien's Alternate Faces

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Steven Spielberg called the alien puppet for E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial "something that only a mother could love." And a good deal of concept art went into creating that cute and ugly creature and getting its expressions just right. Read more...

Once Upon A Time Forever Changes Frozen Canon

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So Once Upon A Time is expanding the Frozen universe, which is fine by me because I don't really have any dog in the Frozen fight, unless you want to screw with living legend Idina Menzel. NO ONE MESSES WITH MENZEL. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

4.5 Billion Years Of Earth's History In One Chart

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Parsing out how to picture time is a tricky process. When we talk about time on a human scale — in seconds, minutes, days, years, decades — it's not so difficult to grasp. But when we shift to the universe's scale and begin to grapple with billions, things get much more complicated. Read more...

These Star Wars Propaganda Posters Make Us Want To Join The Empire

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Star Wars' Rebel Alliance may have had justice on its side, but the Empire had some of the coolest-looking ships and designs overall. And now, a new book called Star Wars: Imperial Handbook includes some great-looking Imperial propaganda. We've got an exclusive sneak peek. Read more...

Matt Damon And Ben Affleck Are Making A Spy Show For Syfy

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Syfy has announced yet another new TV series, and this time they're partnering up with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck for a futuristic spy show called Incorporated. But wait, it's not just Jason Bourne in the future. Read more...

Fund Some Truly Weird Art And Get Some Totally Insane Shwag!

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Last Gasp Books has been putting out and selling completely insane books of underground comics, weird art, and other totally unacceptable cultural artifacts for decades. And now they're doing a Kickstarter to raise money to publish their fall books, and it's well worth kicking in a few bucks. Read more...

A Stunning Showcase Of The World's First Artworks Made On Computers

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Today, thanks to computer graphics and digital drawing tablets, we see tons of artwork that has been made with the help of a computer. Computers and art have long gone hand-in-hand, and here you can see some of the earliest pieces of computer-assisted art. Read more...

Over The Garden Wall Preview Is Crushingly Charming And Batshit Insane

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Stop what you are doing and watch this sneak peek of Cartoon Network's new miniseries Over The Garden Wall. It is amazing. So amazing. It's got all the charm and wonder of a classic children's story melded perfectly with the strange modern comedy sense of today. Read more...

After Humanity Has Been Destroyed, Robots Keep Fighting Our Final War

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War manages to outlive humanity in this frightening short film. Even after humans have gone extinct, our automated war machines keep on fighting, even though the people who programmed their orders are long dead. Read more...

Gawker Penelope Cruz Fucks a Steak | Gizmodo Fireballs and Wolves: The Horrifying Story of the First

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Gawker Penelope Cruz Fucks a Steak | Gizmodo Fireballs and Wolves: The Horrifying Story of the First Spacewalk | Kotaku Ash Ketchum from Pokémon Is Insanely Strong | Lifehacker The Truths Behind Eight Common "Old Wives' Tales" | Kinja Popular Posts Read more...

Get driving directions from Ichabod Crane with Waze

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If you use the Waze app for navigation (available for Android, iOS and WP, links to each app store can be found here), and you're a fan of Sleepy Hollow, you can now get spoken directions from Ichabod Crane. If you have the app running, you should get an add pop-up with an option to install the voice, so just use that. Show More Summary

Adolf Hitler Was Apparently A Regular Meth User

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Notorious dictators may not be the people we typically associate with methamphetamine, but a report claims that, during World War II, Adolf Hitler regularly took methamphetamines for a variety of ailments, including the drug Pervitin, a precursor to crystal meth. Read more...

?The Anti-Vaxxers Are Spreading Ebola Conspiracy Theories

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The anti-vaccination movement sees itself fighting against the shadowy forces of the CDC, Big Pharma, the media and their "lies" about immunization. And now, with the Ebola outbreak, they've cranked their crazy-meter up to 11, declaring the disease to be everything from an autism cover-up to a complete fraud. Read more...

What's The Most Absurd Thing To Come Out Of 1990s Superhero Comics?

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The 1990s were a special time in comics. Fueled by an out-of-control speculator boom and a craze for "dark," angsty storytelling, superheroes went EXTREME even as their feet shrank to nothing. But what was the single most absurd character, trend or storyline to come out of 1990s comics? Read more...

What Would Gravity Falls Look Like As An Anime?

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Now, no one is suggesting that Gravity Falls toss out its energetic animation style in favor of a more anime-inspired one. But it's fun to see cartoons redone in a different type of animation. Animator Mike Inel took a "what if" approach, reanimating part of one episode as anime. Read more...

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