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The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned -- and all through this long century of waging war on drugs, we have been told a story about addiction by our teachers and by our governments. This story is so deeply ingrained in our minds that we take it for granted. It seems obvious. It …

Behold a Material So Water Repellent That Liquid Just Bounces Off

Behold, a material so water-repellent that liquid drops just bounce off the surface.<p>Two scientists at the University of Rochester, Chunlei Guo and …

Rare And 'Horrific': Frilled Shark Startles Fishermen In Australia

Normally, we wouldn't call something a living fossil. But the name seems tailor-made for the frilled shark, whose roots are traced to 80 million years ago. Its prehistoric origins are obvious in its primitive body; nearly all of the rare animal's closest relatives are long extinct.<p>In the most …

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This Driver Is REALLY Bad At Getting Out Of A Parking Lot

More sympathetic to this driver's plight, we could not be.<p>We HATE driving. We especially hate parking and getting out of parking spaces. Our visual-spatial skills and spatial reasoning abilities are not up to par. Throw snow into the equation and all bets are off.<p>However, video of a snow-covered …

Kevin Spacey Proves He Can Do Any Celebrity Impression In The Most Delightful Way

The two do insanely funny impressions of Christopher Walken, Bill Clinton, and more.<p>Except when Spacey totally schools him with his Michael Caine impression.

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Samurai Shows Off Mad Soccer Skills In Brazil (VIDEO)

This samurai's got skills -- and they aren't with a sword.<p>Check out this Nissin ramen commercial featuring an ancient warrior juggling a soccer ball in Brazil. His footwork amazes -- something that's not necessarily easy to do in the World Cup-hosting nation.<p>While the character may be from long …

You’re Getting Old!, A Fascinating Website That Offers Facts and Statistics About Your Lifetime

You’re Getting Old! is a fascinating website that offers facts and statistics relating to a person’s lifetime once their date of birth is entered. …

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Clever Girl Bails out a Capsized Boat

(Video Link)<p>This video allegedly shows children of the Bajau people of southeast Asia. This ethnic group which ranges across Malaysia, Indonesia, and …

Brad Paisley Grabbed This Fan’s GoPro Camera And Used It To Play A Slide Guitar Solo

Usually when you’re out there filming a concert, the first thing you might see happen is a security guard taking the camera away or the musician losing his or her sh*t because you’re breaking some sacred bond. Not at this Brad Paisley show.<p>Mike Perlof was just enjoying the show and filming with his …

David Foster Wallace was right: Irony is ruining our culture

David Foster Wallace long ago warned about the cultural snark that now defines popular culture. It’s time to listen<p>Percy Shelley famously wrote that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.” For Shelley, great art had the potential to make a new world through the depth of its vision …

Lively Scribbles Produce Energetic Portraits of Famous Faces

Malaysia-based illustrator Vince Low uses a playful scribbling technique to produce his energetic black and white portraits. He first discovered his lively process while doodling in his sketchbook. He realized that his notes were actually the path towards worthwhile final products.<p>Low says, “I knew …

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