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Name Stat(istic)s in United States of America (USA).

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Reddit shared a few interesting and addicting links about names, for people born in United States of America (USA), like:

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Half-Life Fact Files

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MarphitimusBlackimus/Marphy Black/Revenant100's YouTube channel has a playlist, with currently 24 videos and 2.5 hours, showing "Half-Life Fact Files -- Do you want to learn more about Half-Life? To see the obscure? To witness the oddities? Then, you've come to the right playlist!

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Facts That Prove Spiders Save Us All

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VideoSift shared a two minutes and seven seconds educational and musical YouTube video showing "Facts That Prove Spiders Save Us All -- If it wasn't for spiders, the world would probably end..."

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Lazy Halloween Costume Ideas

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HardOCP shared a funny four minutes and 53 seconds YouTube video showing "Lazy Halloween Costume Ideas -- Here are some quick and easy-to-do, lazy costumes!

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PrintWhatYouLike

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Netpilot's comment mentioned PrintWhatYouLike that "lets you print the good parts of any web page while skipping ads and other junk."

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If Every Fictional Company Held a Job Fair

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VideoSift shared an over 2.5 minutes Cracked video titled "If Every Fictional Company Held a Job Fair".

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Finding Hell on Earth

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VideoSift shared an over 4.5 minutes musical YouTube video showing "Finding Hell on Earth -- Five/5 of the hottest, driest, strangest, deadliest and most amazing places

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Ten/10 Amazing Facts About The Simpsons

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "Ten/10 Amazing Facts About The Simpsons -- We are all familiar with America's most famous family, but hopefully you won't have known these 10 amazing facts

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27 Signs You Were Raised By Asian Immigrant Parents

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Owl (remove AQFL to e-mail) shared a funny and true BuzzFeed article on "27 Signs You Were Raised By Asian Immigrant Parents

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Worse and Best Airports to sleep in and a guide ...

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This CNN article mentioned "the best and worst airports to sleep in" and a web site dedicated to it

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World Family Names -- Info(rmation) and Geography Maps

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VideoSift and Vsauce's seven minutes and 54 seconds Names YouTube video mentioned Public Profiler's World Family Names (can enter an invalid e-mail address) shows information and geography maps of entered surnames.

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Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies.

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Engwinner's forum thread mentioned a ScienceShot article -- "Pupal cocoons affect sanitary brood care and limit fungal infections in ant colonies -- The brood of ants and other social insects is highly susceptible to pathogens, particularly those that penetrate the soft larval and pupal cuticle. We here test whether the presence of a pupal cocoon, which occurs in some ant species but not in others, affects the sanitary brood care and fungal infection patterns after exposure to the entomopathogenic fungus Metarhizium brunneum. We use a) a comparative approach analysing four species with either naked or cocooned pupae and b) a within-species analysis of a single ant species, in which both pupal types co-exist in the same colony..."

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A local TV/tel(evision/ly) trend: And now, the identical news.

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Ajacksonbearows' Reddit comment shared an almost year old Washington Post article on how TV/tel(vision/ly) news stations are broadcasting the same news and tells how exactly does this happen.

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Why Do Witches Wear Pointy Hats?

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Slate has an article titled "Why Do Witches Wear Pointy Hats?" -- "Thanks in part to The Wizard of Oz, the word witch has become code for a certain type of dress. Flowing black robes. Black boots. Accessorize as you wish with a broom or a grassy complexion, but on pain of expulsion from the coven, do not forget the peaked, black, wide-brimmed hat.

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Who's Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown? -- Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?

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Reddit shared a brief Slate article, with its infographic, showing "Who's Been Most Shut Down by the Shutdown? -- Which federal agencies are untouched, and which are ghost towns?"

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How Much Do Animals Sleep?

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Davidhumus' /. comment mentioned Dr. Chulder's web page showing "How Much Do Animals Sleep? -- Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? Well, it depends on the animal..."

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Zombies versus/vs. animals? The living dead wouldn't stand a chance.

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This Boing Boing article "explains how nature would deal with a zombie outbreak: brutally, and without quarter..."

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Jeepers Creepers! Why Dark Rides Scare the Pants Off Us

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Boing Boing shared a Collectors Weekly (CW) article titled "Jeepers Creepers! Why Dark Rides Scare the Pants Off Us".

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