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X to Close

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About a year ago, Reddit share an over 1.75 years old Medium article on the designs and histories of X buttons -- "X's are everywhere in user interface (UI) design. A powerful symbol, [x] is capable of closing windows and popups, toolbars and tabs and anything else that might otherwise be cluttering up your screen.

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Cartoon Laws of Physics

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Sconeu's /. comment shared an almost 13/thirteen years old Cartoon Laws of Physics showing the 15/fifteen classic/old? cartoon laws.

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SeaWorld Employees Place Orcas In Plastic Bags Of Water While Cleaning Tanks

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The Onion shared a funny doctored photo(graph) showing "SeaWorld Employees Place Orcas In Plastic Bags Of Water

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What Everything Looks Like To Dogs: A dog's point of view.

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CollegeHumor has a funny comic strip showing "What Everything Looks Like To Dogs -- Things look a little different through a dog's eyes..."

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LEGOLAS KILL COUNT - Auralnauts Arcade Edition

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This hilarious 9.333333333333333333... minutes YouTube video shows "LEGOLAS KILL COUNT - Auralnauts Arcade Edition" that combine Peter Jackson's John Ronald Reuel (JRR) Tolkien's fantasy novel (film/movie)s (spoilers obviously) and arcade games.

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The #1 reason people die early, in each country...

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 minutes YouTube video showing "The #1 reason people die early, in each country -- Where you were born makes all the difference..."

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How To Be James Bond: 7 simple steps to becoming 007.

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This seven/7 minutes and 23 seconds YouTube video shows "How To Be James Bond: 7 simple steps to becoming 007."

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Film/Movie Title Typos

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Reddit mentioned Film/"Movie Title Typos" that show funny illustrations based on people's typos for movie/film titles -- "What would happen if a letter was left out of a movie title?

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Finnish Booze Day for the Parents: What if kids and parents flipped roles in a supermarket?

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VideoSift shared a funny one/1 minute and 23 seconds YouTube video showing "Finnish Booze Day for the parents -- Finnish comedy with English subtitles.

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How often do you ignore written/typed questions that you care not for?

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The life and death of the creative computer virus.

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HardOCP shared a Hopes&Fears article showing "The life and death of the creative computer virus -- The early 90's were a renaissance for a certain type of computer virus. Today, we think of a virus as an insidious thing that hides and wreaks various forms of havoc like destroying a nuclear facility; never peaking its head up intentionally. But there was a time when viruses were more playful and made their presence known with creative and occasionally funny graphics or animations via 'payloads.' We recreated the payloads of old school viruses..."

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Stromae - quand c'est?" which explores cancer in dance.

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VideoSift shared a 3.25 musical, depressing, and scary YouTube video titled "Stromae - quand c'est?"

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Anime In Real Life (IRL)

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VideoSift shared a hilarious 3.5 minutes YouTube video showing a parody of Anime In Real Life (IRL)

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"What would you miss?" -- Interesting charts related to mobile and more with British people.

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Ben Evans shared his entertainment and tech(nology) findings -- "Every year Ofcom, the United Kingdom (UK)'s media and telecoms regulator, produces a communications market report full of interesting data. I've picked a few of the more interesting charts related to mobile here."

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Why modern phones are so awful -- Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone

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The Atlantic's long article is titled "Don't Hate the Phone Call, Hate the Phone" on how "Our telephone habits have changed, but so have the infrastructure and design of the handset.

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Hating Mondays is so old school...

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This Savage Chickens comic strip shows a better idea on what to do with crappy Mondays!

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The History of Superhero Comic Movies (1936-2014)

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These last year's two/2 short parts YouTube video series (#1 and #2; over seven/7 minutes in total) show the "The History of Superhero Comic Movies (1936-2014) ... Seen a movie based on a superhero comic recently? Of course you have; sometimes it feels impossible to miss them these days. But when did Hollywood start churning them out? How did they involve into the billion dollar grossing megablockbusters of today? In part one of our survey of every superhero comic film ever made we'll explore the beginnings of the genre all the way up until the dawn of the modern superhero movie in 2000..."

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