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Atomic Pin Up Girls

Nuclear testing in the 1950s spawned some strange, pop culture spinoffs ranging from atomic patterned dishes to atomic-inspired lamps and end tables. But by far one of the stranger spinoffs might be the handful of Vegas showgirls who were crowned, however informally, as atomic pinup girls …

Science says Spice Girls own the UK's catchiest song ever

In addition to being married to one of the most popular (albeit retired) footballers in recent years, Victoria Beckham also lays claim to the catchiest song ever in the UK. Posh and her bandmates in the Spice Girls have the most recognizable tune with "Wannabe," according to a study from …

The kindest cut: my journey into the nether regions of male birth control

The doctor gives my scrotum a firm tug, stretching the skin flat. “This is where I would punch the hole,” he explains. I wince, and he says, “I can assure you, it doesn’t hurt at all.” From there, he explains, it’s a simple process to extract and sever my vas deferens, the tiny tubes that carry my …

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Man Scares the Living Crap out of Parkgoers by Chasing Them with Grim Reaper Costume Hooked Up to Drone

Tom Mabe is a comedian and sort of professional prankster, with a YouTube channel documenting his feats of fooled-ya. While I'm generally not a fan …

Conservatives Are Purposely Making Their Cars Spew Black Smoke To Protest Obama And Environmentalists

"Coal Rollers" are diesel trucks modified with chimneys and equipment that can force extra fuel into the engine causing dark black smoke to pour out of the chimney stacks. These modifications are not new, but as Slate's Dave Weigel pointed out on Thursday, "rolling coal" has begun to take on a …

Snark is a Dead Scene: Why It's Time For Writers to Try Something New

Comments<p>Anthony David J... from The Internet is reading <i>two or three books at once.</i> November 26, 2013 - 12:17pm<p>Great colummn. Now then, what the holy …

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David Keene, NRA President, Has No Regrets About Newtown Massacre Response

WASHINGTON -- "We had to change the subject," said David Keene, as if making an obvious, unobjectionable point.<p>We were sitting at the back table of his favorite Italian restaurant. Keene, the 67-year-old president of the National Rifle Association, exuded a satisfied calm. His thick white hair was …

The Official Story of Who Shot Bin Laden Has Given Way to a Stupid Media Feud

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"You really believe this story? Osama Bin Laden?" asks Chris Pratt in the action movie version of …

Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets every one of them become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done," CEO Mike McCue told <i>The Verge</i>, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can …

21 nested callbacks

About 21 months ago, before I even knew what a callback was, I built my first webpage. In honor of its 21 nested callbacks, I think it's about time I …

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