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Pictures of the Week 10.9.14

Eid al-Adha

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Groundhog Day

22 Mouthwatering Pictures Of Google's Legendary Free Food

With close to 30 cafés at the company's Mountain View, California headquarters, no Googler could ever go hungry.<p>According to former head chef Nate Keller, who left the company in 2008, at one point Google was serving more than 40,000 gourmet meals a day, spending $80 million a year on food …

Mountain View

Secrets of the “Star Wars” drafts: Inside George Lucas’ amazing — and very different — early scripts

Luke might have been a woman. Drawings that made Lucas’ vision real. Hidden stories from “Star Wars” history<p>In January 1975, the second draft was ready. Now titled "Adventures of the Starkiller, Episode One: The Star Wars," it was about five thousand words lighter than its predecessor. Lucas …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Scotland

Usain Bolt Wants to Break 19 Seconds for 200 Meters

Jamaican star also thinks he can set another world record in the 100.<p>Usain Bolt set his world records of 9.58 seconds for 100 meters and 19.19 for 200 five years ago at the 2009 World Championships but believes that he can lower both of those marks and become the first person to run under 19 …

Here Is Bill Hader’s List Of 200 Movies Every Comedy Writer Should See

In his new book <i>Poking a Dead Frog: Conversations with Today’s Top Comedy Writers</i>, Mike Sacks, who previously got Paul Fieg to share his <i>Freaks and Geeks</i> character bible, asked Bill Hader to name some movies that every Bieber-hating comedy writer should see. Good guy that he is, Hader came back with …

The Last Known Passenger Pigeon Died 100 Year Ago Today — Here Are 9 Other Animals That Were Hunted To Extinction

The passenger pigeon, which once numbered in the billions in Norther America, has become a symbol of extinction. It was wiped out in the 19th century due to overhunting.<p>Animals face many natural threats, including changing temperatures, predators, and unexpected disasters. But no external stresses …

Extinction

Watch A Robot Ride A Hovercycle

Drones riding drones to finance even bigger drones.<p>A white plastic robot zooms a hoverbike over the English countryside, grains blowing beneath the bike's four fans. The robot's 3-D printed body is lightweight, and where its face would be there’s a GoPro camera instead, filming the flight. This …

Google's 'Knowledge Vault' seeks the answer to life, the universe and everything

Google's Knowledge Graph is pretty good at telling you who was the 37th president of the US, or what the square root of 342345 is. Ask it more complex questions, like "why does the sun set at night?" and it'll still send you off to find the answer yourself. Next week in New York, Google researchers …

You Can Sleep in Ikea for a Night Thanks to Airbnb

Ever dream of sleeping on an Ikea bed without having to go through all the hassle of actually piecing it together? Now you can.<p>Airbnb and Ikea have …

Cop Suspended for Threatening to Kill Protester in Ferguson

A suburban St. Louis police officer was suspended indefinitely for pointing his rifle at a demonstrator in Ferguson, Missouri, and threatening to kill him during protests over the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown, police said Wednesday.<p>The incident occurred late Tuesday and was …

Law Enforcement

Rhode Island Little League coach gives team post-loss pep talk, gives us sports feelings

The kids were crying, and WE TOTALLY WEREN'T CRYING.<p>The team from Cumberland, Rhode Island lost to a team from Illinois 8-7 Monday night, ending their trip to the Little League World Series. This left coach David Belisle with the unenviable position of having to talk to a group of despondent kids, …

100th Anniversary of Panama Canal: Pictures

Rowing

Robin Williams: a lifetime of laughter spent for the good of others

Williams used his talent for comedy to fight for good ends, like relief for victims of illness, homelessness and hurricane Katrina<p>Russell Brand: losing the divine madness of Robin Williams Hadley Freeman: Williams’ weirdness brought out his best<p>Robin Williams’ on screen career made him famous, but …

Despite reports, no one tried to use Siri to hide a body

Murder suspect's iPhone was an iPhone 4, which did not have the virtual assistant<p>Earlier today, it seemed that someone may have actually asked Siri how to hide a body, and meant it. <i>The Independent</i> reported that 20-year-old murder suspect Pedro Bravo had told his iPhone, "I need to my hide my …

Civilians steer NASA satellite from an old McDonald's

Somewhere in Mountain View, a group of civilians take over the ISEE-3 satellite using old radio parts bought on eBay. Today, they're screening a live lunar flyby.<p>I hadn't been aware that, if you ask NASA nicely, you'll be allowed to take the controls of a satellite floating in outer space.<p>Clearly, …

Shocking Image Of Australian Boy Holding Decapitated Head Provokes Outrage

"That's my boy."<p>Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said the photo is "more evidence of just how barbaric (ISIL) is," while the Defence Minister Sen. David Johnston linked the publication to the need for new counter-terrorism laws to fight so-called home grown terrorists.<p>"I'm obviously revolted …

10 Great Novels That Will Make You More Passionate About Science

Science Fiction

LeBron James to Cavaliers fans: 'I'm not going anywhere'

LeBron James revved up Cavaliers fans in his hometown in Akron, and talked Kevin Love and the Cavaliers' expectations for 2014.<p>Cleveland Cavaliers fans are sort of excited that LeBron James is coming home. The megastar held a rally, sponsored by the LeBron James Family Foundation, in his hometown …

10 Earth Landscapes That Look Like They're From Another Planet

Believe it or not, these photos were all taken right here on Earth.<p>The Earth is filled with amazing natural wonders, but some of them are so extraordinary you'd think you landed on another world.

Earth Science

Hawaii Craigslister Offers $250 For Bottled Water As Hurricanes Approach (UPDATED)

<i>UPDATE, Aug. 7, 8:15 p.m. HST:</i> The person who posted the Craigslist ad requesting cases of water for $250 contacted HuffPost and said the ad was not a serious request. The unnamed poster intended to identify people who were willing to "take advantage of others here in Hawaii." Their response …