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Civilization Proves History Documentaries Used to Be Way Better

1 hour agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Television documentaries have become overproduced messes that focus too much on glitz and personality, and not enough on facts. Send me back to the time when series like BBC's Civilization graced the TV screen. It's all about the history, and its minimal style is utterly captivating. Read more...

Myths And Facts About The Koch Brothers

Charles and David Koch, brothers and the oil barons who are already shaping the 2014 midterm elections according to recently leaked audio recordings, are often portrayed as environmentally responsible advocates of the free-market that are unfairly targeted by Democrats. Show More Summary

Purple Line Problems: Important Facts to Know About the Purple Line Lawsuit

It's official: the battle over the Purple Line has taken a legal turn. Last night the Center for Biological Diversity, Center for Sustainable Economy and Friends of the Capital Crescent Trail filed a suit against the U.S. Transportation Department...

The Best Time I Met My Birthmother

4 hours agoOdd : The Hairpin

by Liz Labacz This post originally appeared on November 11, 2011. I have no memory of my parents telling me I’m adopted. They started talking about it so early that it was always simply a fact of my life. I know other adopted kids who...Show More Summary

Spurs produce a fun facts video all about Christian Eriksen

Tottenham made a number of signings last summer, including the impressive acquisition of young Danish midfielder Christian Eriksen. Signed from Ajax for only £11m, Eriksen has already become a huge favourite with the White Hart Lane faithful. Now aged 22, Christian Eriksen can already boast 44 international caps and 3 appearances in European competition. In […]

The Critics: Tom Sietsema answers some frequently asked...

Tom Sietsema answers some frequently asked questions this week about exactly what he does and how he ended up in his current job. Fun facts: he eats out about 10-12 times a week, finds zucchini boring and prefers not to...

This couple rescued a "gluttonous gopher" too fat to wriggle out of his hole.

6 hours agoOdd : Happy Place

More like gopher a jog, amiright? I have no idea what the body mass index for a "normal" gopher should be. Happy Place is about positivity and celebrating life in all its forms. So let's not focus on the fact that this plus-sized gopher...Show More Summary

Yes, Obamacare is cutting the deficit

Today the Congressional Budget Office released its latest economic and fiscal projections, and guess what: The news is pretty good. In fact, all the “deficit hawks” out there who are deeply concerned about too much borrowing and the terrible choices our grandchildren will confront might want to write a letter of thanks to one Barack […]

Kanye West Reveals A Shocking Fact About His Father's Past Career! But Doesn't He Hate People Who Do This Job?!

6 hours agoLifestyle / Fashion : CocoPerez

Given Kanye West's long and tumultuous history with the paparazzi, we are very surprised by this news. In a deposition for assaulting a photographer back in 2013, Kanye confessed: "My father was a paparazzo himself. My father was a medical illustrator, a Black Panther, a Christian marriage counselor." Woah, did Kanye really say, paparazzo?! That's a CRAZY [...]

Sperm bank to grave on a bike

From what I've heard, Danish people don't think about their "bicycle culture." Bicycling is just a part of life, as ubiquitously invisible to them as checking the mail is to us. In fact, you can go from a sperm bank to the grave on a bicycle.

Tim Hortons Wire: Now that Burger King owns Tim...

Now that Burger King owns Tim Hortons, a company most Americans aren't very familiar with, AdAge shares some facts about the coffee and doughnut chain: "It's one of the largest chains in Canada, with 3,400-plus stores," and now has "860...

Bleep Smart Cable Charges Your Phone, Backs Up Your Data

People mourn for more than just their phones when they lose them. In fact, most are more worried about the data on their phones rather than the actual devices. Tel Aviv-based The post Bleep Smart Cable Charges Your Phone, Backs Up Your Data appeared first on OhGizmo!.

75 Facts About The Wizard Of Oz, To Celebrate The Film's 75th Anniversary

8 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

It's hard to believe that 2014 marks the 75 th anniversary of the release of The Wizard of Oz, because people are just as fascinated with the film today as they were when it came out. There's something rather remarkable about a filmShow More Summary

Trend Watch: Something about a library just feels...

8 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

Something about a library just feels comfortable to some people. These D.C. restaurants, like Rasika West End and Petworth Citizen, have capitalized on that fact, devoting entire rooms to a library theme.

BLAX News: After Politicfact Labels Marc Lamont Hill's Claim That "A Black Man Is Killed By The Police Every 28 Hours" As "FALSE" The "Mentholated Black Media Pressgang" Says - "Professor Hill Has Done More For Black People Who Were Murdered By The Racis

BLAX News DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN That Marc Lamont Hill's Claim About The Frequency Of Unarmed Black Men Getting Killed By Police Was Proven Wrong. WE ARE MORE CONCERNED About The Fact That HE And The Rest Of The "BLACK RACIAL SERVICES MACHINE"...Show More Summary

A best-kept Koreatown secret: Where to get freshly pressed sesame oil

Mr. Chong doesn't want me to tell you about his store (or even to tell me his first name). In fact, he doesn't want you to come at all.

Here Are Some Totally Weird And Wonderful Facts About Marsupials (You're Welcome)

Marsupials are amazing creatures. Baffling and kind of weird, yes, but also totally amazing. Part of their mystique seems to stem from their uncanny same-but-differentness. After all, koalas sort of look like bears, and wombats resemble chubby rodents. Show More Summary

About those struggling middle class Americans

I’m a bit of an extremist on saving.  That partly reflects my supply side views—government policy discourages savings in 100s of ways.  It partly reflects the fact that successful economies like Singapore and Switzerland tend to save a lot.  And it partly reflects my (patient) personality.  I’ve been in all 5 quintiles at various stages […]

SR Geek Picks: ‘Guaridans of the Galaxy’ Facts, Best ALS Ice Bucket Challenges & More

11 hours agoGenres / Sci Fi : Screen Rant

Billy Crystal's Robin Williams Emmy tribute; 7 things you didn't know about Guardians of the Galaxy; 'Kill Bill' with Lightsabers - and more!

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