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Would You Kiss An Electrified Woman?

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In the 1700s, scientific demonstrations involving electricity were all the rage. A physics professor came up with a saucy twist called "Electrifying Venus," where he took a young, pretty woman from the audience, electrified her, and then invited men to kiss her. Read more...

Behold The Big Beautiful Face Of Vision In The New Avengers 2 Trailer

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Marvel has released a brand new look at Avengers: The Age of Ultron, and the payoff at the end is huge. Behold the face of Vision, awakening! It looks good, really good. Read more...

10 Famous Scientists Who Held Surprising Supernatural Beliefs

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While we typically hold up scientists, especially those who have made important discoveries, as paragons of rationality, numerous scientists have had fascinations with cryptids, psychic phenomena, and other aspects of the occult. And what some of these particular people believed may surprise you. Read more...

TailsUp Is A Game That Uses Animal Butts For A Good Cause

Naturecanbehilariousandcruel.Notunreasonably,though,zoosandbiologistswouldpreferwefocusonthe“hilarious”endofthings,andtheyknowtheiraudiencewellenoughthattheAssociationofZoosand Aquariumshasanewmobilegamethat’sallaboutbutts.It’scalled TailsUp,naturally,andforAndroid andiOS it’sfairlysimple(andfree).

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ trailer: Watch Marvel heroes stand and fight

The new trailer for “Avengers: Age of Ultron” has arrived, showcasing the villainous artificial intelligence at the center of Joss […]

Extra 10% Off Consoles, New PlayStation Store Sale, and More Deals

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Groupon is taking an extra 20% off local deals, or 10% off getaways and goods today with code TRIPLE. This works sitewide, but here are a few suggestions from the gaming world: Tech Read more...

Ben Kingsley Steals Ryan Reynolds' Body In First Selfless Trailer

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Behold the first trailer for Tarsem (The Cell, The Fall) Singh's return to scifi — Selfless, a story about how Ben Kingsley wants to live forever in the body of Ryan Reynolds. Who wouldn't, AMIRITE? Read more...

Does A Story Need A TV Show Or Movie To Be Great?

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Greetings, all! The village shaman claims another crab-wolf attack is imminent, so I've rushed through reading your letters in order that my wisdom might guide you in the upcoming week. First bit of wisdom: Try to find a job that doesn't cause you to regularly encounter crab-wolves. Read more...

‘It Is A Nightmare': Joss Whedon On The Expanded Cast Of ‘Avengers: Age Of Ultron’

Betweenlastnight’sfeature on EntertainmentTonightandRobertDowney,Jr.’spromisetotakealuckyfantothepremiere,thepressmachinefor Avengers:AgeofUltronisturningitupto11.Then there’sthelatestroundofinterviewswhoseembargoeswererecentlyliftedbyMarvelStudios,includingonewithreturningdirectorJossWhedon.

The Scene That Made Last Night's Agents of SHIELD Totally Worthwhile

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The midseason premiere of Agents of SHIELD was sort of a mixed bag, really. But this big climactic scene made the whole shebang absolutely worth it. This is the kind of curveball that makes this show's characters richer and better. Spoilers ahead... Read more...

A 1:6 Scale Replica Of The Jaws Shark, To Feast Upon Your Figures

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Bruce, as the giant Shark head was fondly known by the crew of Jaws, made a name for himself chomping on people in the iconic film - and now his head can join your roster of 1:6 figures, for either posing fun or to happily watch him devour your collection! Read more...

In A Webcomic Where Hair Indicates Magical Ability, One Witch Hides Hers

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In Witchy, you can tell a person's magical ability by looking at their hair. Long-haired witches tend to be powerful — though if you're too powerful, you'll be burned by the state. That's why this comic's protagonist pretends her hair is short, although she also has the subpar magical ability to match. Read more...

Disney's Zootopia Could Bring Back Your Furry Robin Hood Fantasies 

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Disney's next animated film, Zootopia, is all about anthropomorphized animals and the wacky world they live in (where one of the main characters happens to be a fox, cough cough ). And this brand-new concept art from the movie gives us a great look at that world. Read more...

Experts Assess The Damage Wrought By ISIS At The Mosul Museum

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Late last week, a disturbing ISIS propaganda video emerged showing the wanton destruction of ancient artifacts at the Mosul Museum in Iraq. After a careful examination of the video, antiquities experts say the damage inflicted by the stunt is "absolutely devastating." Read more...

‘Chappie’ Looks Great, But Casting Die Antwoord As Leads Was A Mistake

Chappieisoneofthosekindsofmoviesthatjustlookssofantasticandhassuchaninterestingconcept,thatitwouldtakeanalmostoverwhelmingforcetoruinitsinitialgoodwill.Which,unfortunately,isexactlythecasewithChappie tothepointthatIfeltawfullyclosetobeingthevictimofsomesortofbaitandswitch.

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