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The 31 Most Pleasurable Things That Have Ever Happened. An Excerpt From Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s ‘Double Down: Game Change 2012’ The debate was only a few minutes old, and Barack Obama was already tanking.

An Excerpt From Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s ‘Double Down: Game Change 2012’

His opponent on this warm autumn night, a Massachusetts patrician with an impressive résumé, a chiseled jaw, and a staunch helmet of burnished hair, was an inferior political specimen by any conceivable measure. But with surprising fluency, verve, and even humor, Obama’s rival was putting points on the board. The president was not. Passive and passionless, he seemed barely present. It was Sunday, October 14, 2012, and Obama was bunkered two levels below the lobby of the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia. The debate in the Mile High City eleven days earlier had jolted a race that for many months had been hard fought but remarkably stable. Nine Historical Archives That Will Spill New Secrets.

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Can You Ever Really Know an Extraterrestrial? - Issue 17: Big Bangs

For centuries this community has been isolated from the rest of the world. One day you go out exploring, skirting the edges of known territory. Suddenly, and against all expectations, you stumble across a signpost embedded in the ground. Much-Loved Global Hangover Cure Berocca Comes to the U.S. Each Saturday morning, a grand Australian tradition takes place: Thousands of people nursing hangovers drop an orange disc into a glass of water, down the resulting bubbly drink, and hope for a quick end to their sorrows.

Much-Loved Global Hangover Cure Berocca Comes to the U.S.

The orange disc is called a Berocca. It turns a plain glass of water into a concoction full of B vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, and sometimes caffeine. Somehow this product turned into the preferred hangover cure in Australia and a popular one in South Africa, England, Korea, and France, along with dozens of other countries. 29 Parents Who Are Clearly Way Better At Texting Than Their Kids.

22 Things That Ruin Everyone's College Experience. 28 People Who Are Too Dumb For Their Own Good. Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only. Danny Done, 26, worshipful master of the Queen Anne Masonic Lodge in Seattle.

Freemasonry Still Alive And Well, And (Mostly) Men-Only

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Has Next Tuesday Already Happened? : 13.7: Cosmos And Culture

Next Tuesday is off in the future. It hasn't happened yet, and you can't say what it's going to look like. Maybe it will be like today. No big deal. But maybe you'll get hit by a falling meteor on Monday and be in the intensive care ward. So Amsterdam Central Station already exists. How Good At Trivia Are You. Coolest replaces Pebble as the most-funded Kickstarter campaign. By Nathaniel Mott On August 27, 2014.

Coolest replaces Pebble as the most-funded Kickstarter campaign

Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts. 782: At the young age of 15, Jim Carrey began working full time as a janitor to support his family who were living out of a VW van at the time after his father had lost his job.

Another 10 Awesome Quick Facts

In their free time, Carrey’s father helped his son put together a comedy stage act… which ultimately bombed. Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group. A mysterious conservative group with strong ties to the Koch brothers has been bombarding inboxes with emails filled with disinformation and fearmongering in an attempt to start a "grassroots" campaign to kill net neutrality—at one point suggesting that "Marxists" think that preserving net neutrality is a good idea.

Net Neutrality Is 'Marxist,' According to This Koch-Backed Astroturf Group

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26 Things That Happen When You're Not Wearing A Bra. The 6 Most Badass Skills You Can Learn in Under a Week. Become a Human Lie Detector.

The 6 Most Badass Skills You Can Learn in Under a Week

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