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View the Known Universe. Experiments gone horribly wrong. 20 Awesome Date Ideas. What Couple Doesn't Love Doing Number 6? The Complete Workout Guide for Binge Watchers. Netflix is like a crazy couch glue. You can innocently tell yourself, "Just one episode! " But you'll still fall into some kind of inexplicable time portal, and it's suddenly 3:00 a.m. and you're 10 episodes into Breaking Bad, desperately wondering what the heck is up with that pink teddy bear. Along with Hulu, HBO Go and Amazon Prime, the amount of streaming entertainment at your fingertips makes it nearly impossible to pull your eyes away.

There's nothing wrong with being devoted to a show — that is, until you start to feel sluggish and the couch has an imprint of your body. To keep you from sinking too far into the cushions, try to add some movement to your marathons. It's like a drinking game, except if you wake up sore, it's actually a good thing! Show As Gallery. Explore the World of Game of Thrones as if It Were on Google Maps. Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit. Warning: Some of these will make you weep. Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had been arrested in North Korea and sentenced to 12 years hard labor, are reunited with their families in California after a successful diplomatic intervention by the U.S. Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt.

Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home. Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever after a doctor places an earpiece in his left ear. PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. A French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.

U.S. A Real-Time Map of Births and Deaths - James Hamblin. In 1950, there were 2.5 billion humans. Today there are just over 7 billion. In another 30 years, according to U.S. Census Bureau projections, there will be more than 9 billion. Brad Lyon has a doctoral degree in mathematics and does software development.

"This one for world births/deaths is certainly more overwhelming than the one for the U.S. ," Lyon told me, "and the rate at which they must be occurring gives another glimpse into how big the world is. " That is to say, watch this and everything you're worried about today becomes nothing. "What got me interested initially," Lyon said, "was simply curiosity about what the pattern of births and deaths might be like, based on the current rates, coupled with the desire to learn more about some of the newer technologies for the web. " In this case, that technology is primarily d3.js, a javascript library by New York Times graphics editor Michael Bostock. Really powerful images. How to Transfer a Photograph Onto a Block of Wood - StumbleUpon. Fear as a Disposition and an Emotional State: A Genetic and Environmental Approach to Out-Group Political Preferences - Hatemi - 2013 - American Journal of Political Science.

22 Maps That Show The Deepest Linguistic Conflicts In America. Drinkify. StumbleUpon. Texts from Hillary. It’s been an overwhelming—and hilarious—week for us here at Texts from Hillary (TFH). What started as a joke at the bar between two friends turned into a national conversation about Secretary Clinton and went as far as talks about 2016. After a week that included 32 posts, 83,000 shares on Facebook, 8,400 Twitter followers, over 45K Tumblr followers, news stories around the world, Renee Montagne from Morning Edition saying “ROFL,” a Maureen Dowd column, and a tweet from ?

Uest Love, we think it’s time to stop while we are ahead. As far as memes go – it has gone as far as it can go. Is it really possible to top a submission from the Secretary herself? The site will stay up but we won’t be posting anything new here. Thanks for all the LOLz. It turns out that memes really do come true. -Stacy and Adam. - StumbleUpon. Earth album alpha - a slicker google maps + flickr mash-up. Rues_lullaby_shirt.jpg (480×480) Free old school flash gaming action online!

Tron Game. Tron Game History The video game came about after the success of the Walt Disney film of the same name released earlier in the year. It is believed that the video game made more money then the motion picture upon it's immediate release. To this day, both the film and the game still have a huge cult following. The History of Tron The game was published and developed by Bally Midway, programmed by Bill Adams,and first released into the arcades in 1982. As the player you take control of Tron, and must battle your way through twelve levels of increasing difficulty, with four games per level. Tron has been converted on a variety of different systems since the original release in 1982.