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  1. Weird

    Thief Steals $18,000 Worth Of Axe, Axe Thinks It’s Hilarious

    Last Sunday afternoon a mysterious perpetrator broke into an Indiana parking lot and stole a literal truckload of Axe shower gel. The Body Wash Bandit shouldn't be too hard to find (provided you know what a junior high locker room smells like) but Axe is getting too big a kick out of the caper to care.

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  2. Weird

    Compilation of People Struggling In Infomercials Really Puts Things In Persective

    If an alien civilization ever gets hold of this video we will be annihilated: any society so completely flummoxed by tying a towel, cracking an egg, or finding the right Tupperware deserves to be invaded immediately. And let's not overlook all the terrible rhymes by the voice-over announcers.

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  3. Science

    Rhesus Monkeys Can Do Math, Time to Trade in Your TI-84 and Get Yourself a Math Monkey

    As the saying goes, if you put 100 monkeys with typewriters in a room long enough, you'll get Hamlet. That's not true, but apparently if you put some rhesus monkeys in a room with numbers and reward them for choosing the right one long enough, you can get them to do math.

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  4. Gaming

    Limbo, Skullgirls, and More Will Be Free on PlayStation Plus in May

    PlayStation Plus has seen some really great games lately, and they're adding Limbo and Skullgirls in May. Limbo was one of my favorite downloadable games of the last console generation, and picking it up for free is a pretty great deal. If it's not quite your thing, they've got plenty more free goodies for you.

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  5. Entertainment

    Everything Wrong With Spider-Man 2 in 11 Minutes Will Prepare You for Amazing Spider-Man 2

    I loved (and still love) Spider-Man 2, but not because it was perfect—there was plenty wrong with it. Luckily, a well loved movie with some understandable flaws is just what CinemaSins needs for a good "Everything Wrong With" video, so get ready for Amazing Spider-Man 2 with "Everything wrong with Spider-Man 2."

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  6. Space

    NASA and littleBits Team up for “Space Kit” Snap-Together Circuit Board Module Set

    We love the magnetic snap-together circuit-building toy littleBits, and today we love them even more. They've partnered with NASA for a Space Kit version that includes lesson plans specially designed by NASA for the budding little space geek. (Or for the childish, space-obsessed blogger.)

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  7. Entertainment

    Would Aragorn Participate In Orc Genocide? George R.R. Martin Asks The Tough Questions (And We Try To Answer)

    Yesterday Rolling Stone released a long and compelling interview with A Song of Ice and Fire creator George R.R. Martin about his life and work. Over the course of the interview, he happened to suggest a very interesting rhetorical continuation of the Lord of the Rings series that has made our nerd hearts swell with righteous anger.

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  8. Weird

    Study Shows Czech and German Deer Won’t Cross Border Where the Iron Curtain Stood

    A study of 300 red deer has revealed that even though the Iron Curtain fell years ago, the animals still refuse to cross between the Czech and Bavarian sides. One researcher told the BBC they are "just very conservative," but a better word might be "frightened."

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  9. Entertainment

    Introducing Our New Webseries Geek on the Street Episode One “Two Apps and a Lie”

    In the premiere of our new original webseries, I asked the people of Austin to spot the fake app from a list of three. Two of them are real, the other is one we made up but wish was real. Could they spot the one we made up? I also found someone who gave me some advice on lying to people.

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  10. Weird

    The Germ Alarm Will Shame Public Bathroom Rebels Into Washing Their Hands

    There are lots of times when I could really use an alarm to get me to remember things, but remembering to wash my hands in a public bathroom isn't one of them. Statistically speaking, there's still a pretty good chance that it's a problem for some people, so Safeguard has built the first hand washing-shaming soap dispenser alarm.

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  11. Weird

    Obama Plays Soccer With Robot, Probably Asks It To Spare The Human Race

    Being POTUS in 2014 definitely comes with uniquely modern obligations---in this case, playing a game of soccer in the Uncanny Valley. What does the robot say at the end of the video? "I have been training every day so sometime in the future I can..." I can what, Robot? Tell me when the uprising will begin!

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  12. Science

    Olive Oil Counterfeiters, Beware “Magnetic DNA Particles”

    Today we learned that olive oil counterfeiting is a real thing, and not the plot of some future Wes Anderson movie. We also learned that olive oil counterfeiters' days might be numbered thanks to some tiny DNA particles that could allow the oil to be verified as authentic. Way to tackle the big issues, science.

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  13. Weird

    Florida School Won’t Serve Kids Mountain Dew Before Tests… Anymore

    Creel Elementary School in Florida has had a long-running program to get kids excited about taking the standardized Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. This includes urging students to sleep well the night before, wear comfy clothes, and eat a well balanced breakfast—before being served some Mountain Dew pre-test to really get them going.

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  14. Weird

    Andy Richter Commandeers #HeavenIsForRealMovie

    Heaven Is For Real is the heavily religious "based on a true story" box office hit about Colton Burpo, a 4 year old who wakes from a coma claiming to have visited Heaven. 14 year old real-life Burpo's Twitter account has been full of some startling insights lately. Andy Richter responded in kind.

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  15. Gaming

    The End Is Nigh: Flappy 2048 Exists

    You know what the most frustrating, addicting game in the world needs? To get mashed up with the other most frustrating, addicting game in the world. Enter Flappy 2048, a game of unspeakable power that will surely bring us all and in the darkness bind us.

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