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March 6, 2014

Can You Beat Most Americans at the National Science Quiz? Take the Test

Based on 10 questions from the National Science Foundation.
March 6, 2014

This Rejection Letter Is One of the Biggest Mistakes in Music History

If only they'd known who 'Paul Hewson' would become.
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March 6, 2014

It is Perfectly Legal to Take Secret Photos Up Women's Skirts in Massachusetts

This is not an Onion headline, people!
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March 6, 2014

This Death Row Convict's Final-Hour Message Should Be Required Reading

"Empathy breeds proper judgement. Sympathy breeds sorrow. Contempt breeds arrogance."
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March 6, 2014

David Cameron Tweeted the Dumbest Pictures Ever, and the Internet Ripped Him For It

Good thing comedian Rob Delaney and Sir Patrick Stewart were on call.
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March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014

Beautiful Animated Movies That Prove Cartoons Aren't Just for Kids

This is what the imagination can do.
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March 6, 2014

Your SAT Scores Are Determined By Your Family's Income — See This Revealing Graph

There is a good reason why the test is changing.
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March 6, 2014

Here's How Rich America's Biggest Cities Are Compared to the Rest Of the World — In One Map

And one U.S. city's GDP almost equals an entire continent.
March 6, 2014

Watch 'The Daily Show' Hilariously Debunk the Myth That Racism Is Over

Plus, the definitive answer to that nagging question: "Can dogs be racist?"
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March 6, 2014

Every State Is Having Problems With Obamacare and Here's the Map to Prove It

According to Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Obamacare horror stories are false. But he's the one not telling the truth.
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March 6, 2014

The World's Biggest Photo Service Just Made Its Images Free to Use

It must be the Internet's birthday.
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March 6, 2014

Sorry, Cate Blanchett’s Oscar Speech Wasn't a Feminist Triumph

The Oscar winner railed against sexism, but thanked Woody Allen. That's not feminism.
March 6, 2014

Intersex Woman Pens Courageous Letter to Fox News Bullies

No Fox News, my identity is not your punchline.
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March 6, 2014

If Scotland Breaks Away From the UK, the Union Flag Might Get a Dramatic Makeover

The flag may very well change if Scotland becomes independent.
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March 6, 2014

Overnight, Two Major Developments Happened in the Ukraine Crisis

"We will decide our future ourselves."
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March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014

With This App, You Can Speed-Read a 320-page Book in 2.5 Hours

Reading just got infinitely more efficient.
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March 6, 2014

9 Incredible Photos of the London Underground as a Bomb Shelter

During World War II, thousands would sleep underground to escape Nazi air raids.
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March 6, 2014

8 Cutting-Edge Musicians Who Are Reinventing Live Concerts

It isn't all about arenas anymore.
March 6, 2014

These Maps Show the Thousands of Intricate Undersea Cables Connecting Us to the Internet

These cables transport 99% of the world's international Internet traffic.
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March 6, 2014

How LGBT Activists Accidentally Helped Pass Uganda's Anti-Gay Laws

The West has been sending Uganda mixed messages on human rights.
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March 6, 2014

Russia's State Media Thinks That Steven Seagal Is a Political Expert

And he has been saying some really dumb things on air.
March 6, 2014

This Is the Image That Greets You At One American Mall

No word yet on whether unhooded customers can carry Skittles.
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March 6, 2014

A New Study Reveals Which Red State Could Soon Be a Democratic Stronghold

Immigration reform could be an unstoppable game-changer.
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March 6, 2014

U.S. Military Service Members Show Ellen How to Take a Selfie With Real Power

A tweet that's really worth retweeting.
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March 6, 2014

The Strange and Very Real Politics Behind Hummus

There's a lot you don't realize when buying hummus at your local Whole Foods.
March 6, 2014

These 9 Creative Oscar Selfie Recreations Are Spot-On

Everyone loves a zeitgeist moment.
March 6, 2014

This Viral Photo Is Saving a School in Brooklyn

This is more than an art project.
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March 6, 2014

Heroic Protester Stands Up to Supreme Court Over Citizens United — Now Faces Prison

The first time SCOTUS has ever been captured on camera.
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March 6, 2014

San Francisco Just Took a Huge Step Forward to Becoming a Zero-Waste City

It's a big win for environmentalists.
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March 6, 2014
March 6, 2014

Why This 'Game of Thrones' Rap Mixtape Is Exactly Right

'Catch the Throne' features rappers Big Boi, Common and Wale.
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March 6, 2014

This Thrilling Video Proves Directing the Oscars Is Just as Exciting as Winning One

You'll never look at the ceremony the same way after this.
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March 6, 2014

Arizona State Senator Gets Inspired by Arizona's Anti-Gay Bill, Comes Out

"I am gay, I am Latino and I'm a state senator."
March 6, 2014

What Pope Francis Said About Civil Unions May Surprise You

How much have his views changed?
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March 6, 2014

Before Lupita Nyong'o Was Famous, She Was Only Known As a Character in This MTV Show

Watch her in an episode and see a star in-the-making.