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  • 4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn’t End in Lawsuits If...

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    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn’t End in Lawsuits If you’re a typical 21st century citizen, you’ve surely thought about suing The Simpsons for something. Maybe you’re Tracy Ullman and you want some of the money you helped to spawn (“I breast-fed those little devils.”) Maybe you’re a Russian father who sued a TV network for showing The Simpsons (and Family Guy)—you thought the shows were “morally degenerate” and were responsible for your son calling his mother a “toad.” Or maybe you’re the Fox News Channel, threatening a suit after the show satirized…
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  • Sometimes, it’s not enough to watch your favorite show or listen to a band’s mus...

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    17 Apr 2014 | 11:05 pm
    Sometimes, it’s not enough to watch your favorite show or listen to a band’s music; you want to immerse yourself in the experience.12 Awesome Pop-Culture Toursmentalfloss.com
  • The Origins of 20 Mall Staples Abercrombie & Fitch was...

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    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Origins of 20 Mall Staples Abercrombie & Fitch was founded in 1892 as Abercrombie Co., an outdoor and sporting equipment shop, in Manhattan by topographer David T. Abercrombie. In 1904, Abercrombie partnered with one of his regular customers, Ezra H. Finch, a lawyer, and renamed the company Abercrombie & Fitch. The unlikely business partners marketed their equipment to the sporting elite and outfitted the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. The retailer’s flagship store closed in 1977 and the company name and mailing list were purchased by Oshman’s Sporting Goods. Ten years…
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  • Morning Cup of Links: Pizza in the Wild

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    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hilarious Photos of Pizza in the Wild. Photographer Jonpaul Douglass has found a following with his strange series featuring our favorite food. * The Wonderfully Wacky Artwork Of Kurt Vonnegut. A new book collects and sort of explains his drawings. *20 Things You Might Not Know About Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2. You won’t believe the amount of fake blood they went through -or maybe you will. * Take a ride with an extreme downhill cyclist. You might want to take a dramamine, or even a valium first. * An Illustrated Guide To Why This Winter Has Been So Brutal. And aren’t you glad it’s over!
  • 5 Questions: Va-"Moose"

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    18 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
  • How to Prepare a Fugu Fish

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Blowfish, puffer fish, fugu fish: Whatever you call it, there’s no more fascinating and dangerous delicacy in the world. Although it’s bursting with tetrodotoxin—a poison said to be hundreds of times more deadly than cyanide—the fish is hotly searched out by foodies. Here’s how chefs go further and turn the deadly fish into an incredible dish.
  • 5 of Chemistry's Most Talented Elements

    Judy Dutton
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Kitchen pranks, bathroom alchemy, and the trick to killing Godzilla. Here are chemistry’s most talented elements.
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  • 7 Ways to Make Your Bedroom More Efficient

    18 Apr 2014 | 4:00 am
  • Morning Cup of Links: Pizza in the Wild

    Miss Cellania
    18 Apr 2014 | 2:00 am
    Hilarious Photos of Pizza in the Wild. Photographer Jonpaul Douglass has found a following with his strange series featuring our favorite food. * The Wonderfully Wacky Artwork Of Kurt Vonnegut. A new book collects and sort of explains his drawings. *20 Things You Might Not Know About Kill Bill: Vol. 1 & 2. You won’t believe the amount of fake blood they went through -or maybe you will. * Take a ride with an extreme downhill cyclist. You might want to take a dramamine, or even a valium first. * An Illustrated Guide To Why This Winter Has Been So Brutal. And aren’t you glad it’s over!
  • 5 Questions: Va-"Moose"

    Kara Kovalchik
    18 Apr 2014 | 12:53 am
  • How to Prepare a Fugu Fish

    17 Apr 2014 | 8:00 pm
    Blowfish, puffer fish, fugu fish: Whatever you call it, there’s no more fascinating and dangerous delicacy in the world. Although it’s bursting with tetrodotoxin—a poison said to be hundreds of times more deadly than cyanide—the fish is hotly searched out by foodies. Here’s how chefs go further and turn the deadly fish into an incredible dish.
  • 5 of Chemistry's Most Talented Elements

    Judy Dutton
    17 Apr 2014 | 6:00 pm
    Kitchen pranks, bathroom alchemy, and the trick to killing Godzilla. Here are chemistry’s most talented elements.
 
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  • The Origins of 20 Mall Staples Abercrombie & Fitch was...

    17 Apr 2014 | 1:00 pm
    The Origins of 20 Mall Staples Abercrombie & Fitch was founded in 1892 as Abercrombie Co., an outdoor and sporting equipment shop, in Manhattan by topographer David T. Abercrombie. In 1904, Abercrombie partnered with one of his regular customers, Ezra H. Finch, a lawyer, and renamed the company Abercrombie & Fitch. The unlikely business partners marketed their equipment to the sporting elite and outfitted the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Amelia Earhart. The retailer’s flagship store closed in 1977 and the company name and mailing list were purchased by Oshman’s Sporting Goods. Ten years…
  • 4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn’t End in Lawsuits If...

    17 Apr 2014 | 11:00 am
    4 Simpsons Controversies That Didn’t End in Lawsuits If you’re a typical 21st century citizen, you’ve surely thought about suing The Simpsons for something. Maybe you’re Tracy Ullman and you want some of the money you helped to spawn (“I breast-fed those little devils.”) Maybe you’re a Russian father who sued a TV network for showing The Simpsons (and Family Guy)—you thought the shows were “morally degenerate” and were responsible for your son calling his mother a “toad.” Or maybe you’re the Fox News Channel, threatening a suit after the show satirized…
  • 10 Things You Might Not Know About Spinosaurus Spinosaurus was...

    17 Apr 2014 | 6:41 am
    10 Things You Might Not Know About Spinosaurus Spinosaurus was one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs of all time. Just how big, exactly? That’s difficult to ascertain, since, to date, no complete skeletons have been unearthed. Some estimate that a large adult could be almost 50 feet long, but the general consensus holds that a maximum length nearer to 41 to 43 feet is far more likely.
  • 13 Awful Hockey Injuries Hockey is a tough game. Players drop...

    16 Apr 2014 | 12:56 pm
    13 Awful Hockey Injuries Hockey is a tough game. Players drop their gloves to engage in fistfights. They hurtle across the ice at speeds between 20 and 30mph, slamming opponents against the boards and colliding with bone-crushing force. And they do it all with sticks in their hands and very sharp blades attached to their feet—which makes it remarkable that there has been just one death directly related to an on-ice incident in the NHL.
  • 7 Stunning Mineral Formations The world is made up of wondrous...

    16 Apr 2014 | 9:00 am
    7 Stunning Mineral Formations The world is made up of wondrous chemicals that sometimes do pretty out-of-the-ordinary things. Here are seven places where minerals, carried by water, by heat, or by the actions of Mother Earth herself, left us with strange and wonderful sights.
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