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  • 7 Animals that Went to Space

    7 Animals that Went to Space

    Most people are vaguely aware that NASA would send animals into space during the early days of the space program, but the specific animals themselves are often glossed over in history books. In fact, since the 1940’s, many countries have sent hundreds of animals into space. From insects to frogs to...

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  • NYC ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Videos

    NYC ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Protest Videos

    You may not realize it, but for the past 9 days, a massive public protest has been taking place on Wall Street in New York City, where thousands of people have gathered to protest the actions of both the federal government and the banking industry, whose negligence and abuse of the financial system greatly...

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  • How to Make People Hate You While Playing Video Games

    How to Make People Hate You While Playing Video Games

    We all have that one friend that we play video games with who wants to win and doesn’t care how. Even if he can’t win, he’ll make sure that you don’t either. All the way from Pong to the newest Call of Duty, they haven’t changed the way that they’ve acted and we haven’t been any less...

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  • Forensics on TV vs. Forensics Nursing in Real Life

    Forensics on TV vs. Forensics Nursing in Real Life

    Crime procedural TV shows like CSI and Law and Order: SVU have a very limited time in which to fit the crime, character development of the victims and detectives, investigation, and forensics procedures for each episode. Realistically, 44 minutes is only a small fraction of the time it actually takes...

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  • Geeks vs. Nerds Infographic

    Geeks vs. Nerds Infographic

    If you’re often confused as to whether you should classify yourself as a nerd or a geek, don’t worry! You’re not alone. Millions of ambiguously uncool people are trying to figure out exactly how to define themselves. That’s why Business Insider has created this Geeks vs. Nerds...

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  • The Craziest Brad Pitt Movie Roles

    The Craziest Brad Pitt Movie Roles

    Brad Pitt has become the very definition of an A-list-celebrity-superstar-actor-god. If Brad Pitt is in your movie, it’s going to do well at the box office. Maybe that’s the why the ads for his new film Moneyball feature his name in a font that’s larger, bolder, and higher than the...

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  • How to Use Commas Correctly

    How to Use Commas Correctly

    Don’t know how to use Oxford commas? Here’s a nice graphic that demonstrates the Oxford comma in action. I have a very clear memory of learning about commas in third grade. My teacher kept saying that most of the time a comma just replaces the word “and”, but in some cases you...

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  • The Fightenest Politicians in American History

    The Fightenest Politicians in American History

    The 2012 presidential election is over a year away, but it is already shaping up to be a nasty one.  Even the casual observer can tell that the level of acrimony in our modern political dialogue is sickening.  But what many people tend to forget is that America has a long history of bellicose political...

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  • The Facts and Figures of Casual Gaming

    The Facts and Figures of Casual Gaming

    In the past 30 years or so, video games have taken the world by storm. Now, everyone’s getting in on the fun. Whether it’s XBox, Playstation, your PC, or your mobile phone, there’s a pretty good chance you’re addicted to at least one video game. Here’s a quick look at some...

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  • The 10 Best Monkeys in Video Game History

    The 10 Best Monkeys in Video Game History

    Whether they are entertaining us at circuses, helping us better understand our origins of evolution on earth or protecting King Solomon’s lost diamond mine in the Congo, monkeys play a part in making human life better.  So why not take a look back as to how they’ve affected the history of...

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