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My Name Is Only Real Enough to Work at Facebook, Not to Use on the Site

I always knew this day would come.

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Sick Teenager Becomes A TIE Pilot In The Best Way Possible

Get your tissues out: in December 2013, Matthew Tillyer came down with severe case of pneumonia, paralyzing him from the neck down, confining him to a wheelchair. When he attended Star Wars Celebration this past spring, members of the 501st Legion took notice, and pitched in to help.

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You Can Turn A Lot of Things Into Sushi. It’s Not Always a Good Idea

What does the word ‘sushi’ mean to you? If your response is something along the lines of ‘food wrapped in rice and seaweed paper’, then you might appreciate Buzzfeed’s new “Can You Sushi It?” video, which highlights just how liberal that definition really is.

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Dreamworks Pictures Picks Up Michael Crichton’s Micro

With Jurassic World doing exceptionally well at the box office, other Michael Crichton properties are being eyed for adaptation. The latest is Micro, which Dreamworks Pictures optioned, with Frank Marshall set to produce. Read more..

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Watch This Car Drive On Two Wheels For An Insane Record Two Minutes

Two minutes and 10 seconds, to be specific, shattering the old record by a wide margin. It’s amazing what you can do with a Nissan Juke RS Nismo if your name is Terry Grant. Read more..

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Art Of Future War Looks At Propaganda Art In The Digital Age

The folks at the Atlantic Council have been working on a project called The Art of Future War, a mashup of art and prediction to examine how we address warfare. They’ve already done a short story contest, and their latest look as propaganda artwork, with some fantastic entries. Read more..

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Discover The Manufacturing Process of Toy Figurines 

One of the absolute best shows on television is How It’s Made , which goes through the manufacturing processes of everything from frozen pizzas to pencil sharpeners. In their latest video, they look at how plastic toy figures are created. Read more...

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Crazy Hacked Typewriter Is Now a Percussive Printer

Well, this wins points for creativity. Computer scientist Chris Gregg of Tufts University decided he wanted to turn his vintage, 1960s Smith Corona electric typewriter into a printer.

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Study Shows How Layovers and Airline Mergers are Connecting the World

We live in a hyperconnected world: It’s easier than ever to hop on a plane and get to the other side of the globe in a matter of hours. If we were to try and visually depict this connectivity, our planet would quickly become ensnared in a giant spiderweb of airways. Read more...

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What Classic Gadget Would You Turn Into a Phone?

Smartphone concepts come and go like Ron Swanson memes. But amidst a deluge of half-baked renderings, a few ideas are so well executed we can forgive the fact that they’ll never see the light of day and simply admire the genius

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