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Watch a guy 'beat' Super Mario World in six minutes

Glitches, man. Glitches be crazy. Take, for example, this one in Super Mario World, as executed by YouTuber SethBling. Thanks to what can only be described as witchcraft, the magician man manages to warp to the game's end credits in six minutes. Show More Summary

A New York Christmas Miracle

I'm a bit late in relaying this anecdote, but I think it's a fitting epitaph of my stint in New York as my time here draws to an end this month. On one hand I really enjoy flying out of "The World's Greatest City." The crews based here...Show More Summary

Democracy and the Mexican Disease

Image Source: Tomas Bravo/Reuters This week marks an important anniversary in the Western world: it has been 800 years since the signing of the Magna Carta, one of the most important legal documents in history and which laid the foundations for the Anglo-Saxon tradition of liberal democracy. Show More Summary

Will No One Heed Paul Singer’s Clarion Call?

Paul Singer has not been shy about expressing his feelings about the Federal Reserve. In effect, the hedge-fund billionaire’s argument is that quantitative easing is the root of all evil in the world and must be stopped. Well, even though...Show More Summary

Declining water levels in the Dead Sea

Originally one of the world’s first health resorts, the Dead Seal in Israel has a far from healthy future as its water levels continue to decline. In fact, it has been estimated that since the 1950s the water levels have dropped about 130 feet. Show More Summary

Kardashian Secrets: Housekeepers Spill Dirt On Kim, Khloe, Kourtney, Bruce And Kris

The Kardashians are one of the most well known families in the world, but there are some secrets they try to keep hidden from fans and viewers of the multiple reality shows. According to Celeb Dirty Laundry, some of the former Kardashian...Show More Summary

The Stream Team: Peeking into H1Z1's PvE server

When the servers were finally sorted last weekend, Massively's MJ was able to bring you a first look at H1Z1's early access on one of the many PvP servers. But folks have been asking to see the world on the PvE server, so she's diving back into the sandbox and facing death at the hands of zombies, bears, wolves, and any really peeved deer. Show More Summary

King Tut's Iconic Mask Breaks, 'Fix' Is Even Worse

What do you do if someone accidentally damages one of the world's most famous artifacts under your charge at the Egyptian Museum? Do you a) report it to the nation's antiquities ministry to ensure it's properly repaired by specialists, or b) frantically call your husband so he can sloppily glue...

“The Religion of Aikido” By Nathan Ray

“The dojos around the world are like churches and the religion practiced is one of self-mastery and improvement through Aikido. “ What a title, right? Well, before you tune out what I am about to share, just take a moment to think of religion in simple terms. In this article, the term “religion” is a… Read More

Jay Leno, Larry Wilmore address Bill Cosby scandal: Why does no one believe the women?

2 days agoArts : Arts Post

Just a couple months ago, it seemed like some kind of taboo for high-profile entertainers to address the allegations that Bill Cosby raped dozens of women. But in the past two days, a couple famous names in the tight-knit world of comedy have broken the silence — and spoken out in support of the women who […]

What's The Craziest Airport In The World?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Pictured above is the runway for the Union Glacier Camp in Antarctica. It barely counts as an airport, but even then, it's an incredibly crucial lifeline for operations on the continent. And that's really because of one simple reason. The entire runway is composed of blue ice. Read more...

The Cuban and U.S. Revolutions: A New World Series?

As Raul Castro absorbs the effects of the December 17 th deal with the U.S., he will realize that one of the tenets on which the Cuban revolution has been built is likely to disappear. That is the value it has found in the U.S. "blockade" in mobilizing Cubans and international support. Show More Summary

‘Remember Me’ Chris Mann Lends His Voice to Alzheimer’s Fight (Video)

Rudy Tanzi is the best. One of the world's leaders in the fight to find a cure for Alzheimer's. He is my favorite and I believe in Rudy. Please help. By Bob DeMarco Alzheimer's Reading Room I received this email from Rudy yesterday.I...Show More Summary

Brown Snake, Second Deadliest Snake In The World, Caught In A Suburb In Australia

People with ophiophobia might want to skip this one. Business Insider reports that a 2 meter long brown snake has just been caught in the suburban backyard of a very unfortunate homeowner in Australia. Yikes! Aptly dubbed the “Gigantor”,...Show More Summary

A $50 Billion Chinese Canal in Nicaragua?

Julian Snelder Economics, China "One thing's for certain: it can't be doing it for the money. Financially the numbers don't add up."  There is pride in Hong Kong that a local private company is pushing ahead with perhaps the world's largest-ever civil works project, the 280km long, 500m wide Nicaragua Canal. Show More Summary

'We Are All in This Together, Like It or Not': On Raif Badawi, Charlie Hebdo and Non-violent Islamism

I see the world in dots. When I connect them, I see the face of a human being! The world is one, like it or not. Connected in humanity. Connected in destiny. I also tend to go beyond a localised focus on events. I prefer to see the bigger picture -- the global context. Show More Summary

Great Job, Internet!: So, here’s Bruce Springsteen’s “Secret Garden” mashed up with The Big Lebowski

The world was different in 1996. YouTube was still nine years away from being a place where folks could upload their pop culture mash-ups. And the number one movie in the country could have an inane theme song that completely spoils the entire plot of the film in between its heartfelt verses. Show More Summary

Male Presenter to Elite Female Tennis Player: 'Give Us a Twirl' 

Who knew women's tennis was such a frothing font of drama? Yesterday, it was period talk ; today, lots of people are annoyed because a presenter at the Australian Open asked one of the top female tennis players in the world to "give us a twirl" and show off her outfit. Good grief. Read more...

First Slice 1/22/15: Chicago overtakes Atlanta in world's busiest airport race

Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport is no longer the has the busiest airport in the world. Well, by at least one standard.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Enough Already!

3 days agoReligion / Buddhism : IDP Blog

One of the hardest things in the world is watching somebody lose it over seemingly nothing. It is not only confounding and bewildering, but you’re suddenly dealing with a person with no emotional compass and little ability to reason. Our own reactions move from initial sympathy to irritation and eventually to exasperation if it continues long enough. read more

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