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World War II (WWII) in Europe: Every Day and More!

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VideoSift shared a seven minutes YouTube video showing "World War II (WWII) in Europe: Every Day -- This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany."

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Tales You Lose -- Coins with painted characters.

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Boing Boing shared Facebook's Tales You Lose -- Coins are actually massively-reproduced little sculptures. This project brings individual character to each replica, and makes us think: Are we able to like one cent more than others, just by injecting new stories in it?

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How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands.

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Blue's News shared The Verge's article on "How Atari box art turned 8-bit games into virtual wonderlands -- Modern games have nothing on these cartridges... The original Atari featured a wealth of games with box art that was quite a bit more imaginative than the “grizzled man holding a gun” template that’s so popular today. The concept of playing a video game in your house, on your television, was still in its infancy in the late 1970s, and Atari needed a way to market its games. One solution was to commission intricately detailed covers that sold the idea of a game much better than any simple screenshot could..."

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Terrible and Lame Video Game Endings

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Over four/4 years ago, VideoSift (#1, #2, and #3) shared 3/three YouTube videos (#1 (almost 3.5 minutes), #2 (almost 4.5 minutes), and #3 (3.5+ minutes).

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13 animated interesting animals GIF facts.

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Reddit mentioned 13 animated images showing "The QI Zoo -- Some quite interesting animals Graphics_Interchange_Format (GIF) facts from QI. Please do not rattle the cages."

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Once Upon Atari -- A Documentary About Old Atari.

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The Great Documentary Planet shared four parts 2003 documentary on "Once Upon Atari" -- "The classic feature documentary series with four episodes, ... takes you on a trip through time, back to the late seventies and the birth of Atari,

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Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong

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VideoSift shared an over 1.75 minutes YouTube video showing "Everyday Products You've Been Using Wrong". Also, there is a BuzzFeed web page.

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Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference

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This Science Daily article mentioned "Arachnophobic Entomologists: When Two More Legs Make a Big Difference ... For some entomologists, an apparent paradox exists: Despite choosing a career working with insects, they exhibit negative feelings toward spiders which range from mild disgust to extreme arachnophobia..."

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Amazing Space Facts You May Not Know

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VideoSift shared an over three minutes YouTube video showing "Amazing Space Facts You May Not Know -- Space is awesome...

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Fall/Autumn Television/TV 2013: Your Everything Guide to the New Season, Including Premiere Dates!

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TV.com shared its Autumn/Fall Television/TV 2013: Your Everything Guide to the New Season, Including Premiere Dates.

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Screaming Mummies!

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Reddit shared an almost 3.5 years old Archaeology article on why "Screaming Mummies" exist.

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The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary

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Boing Boing shared a three pages/a(n) one/single page Smithsonian article on "The History and Psychology of Clowns Being Scary -- You aren't alone in your fear of makeup-clad entertainers; people have been frightened by clowns for centuries..."

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2 40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World & They Didn’t Teach You In School

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Gizmo's Freeware shared a TwistedSwifter article showing "40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World".

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Do you say "kk" online?

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Comic Strips from Beatrice, the Biologist.

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"Beatrice the Biologist is part science blog, part comic, and part incoherent rambling..."

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16/Sixteen Classic Films that Got Future Tech Right

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Blue's News shared a Gizmodo article showing Sixteen/"16 Classic Films that Got Future Tech Right -- ... Such is the reality of science that it doesn't always mesh with our fantastic visions of fictional futures filled with flying cars and other implausible technologies. In other words, reality sucks compared to what we've grown up watching on television/TV.

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Five/5 Ways You Know You're Watching a Spielberg Movie

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VideoSift shared a four minutes and nine seconds Time video showing "5 Ways You Know You're Watching a Spielberg Movie -- With 26 films over almost 40 years, Steven Spielberg has both stylistic and thematic tics that pop up again and again in his work. Here are five."

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American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures - 7/Seven Ways to Get Yourself in Trouble Abroad

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VideoSift shared a two minutes YouTube video titled "American Hand Gestures in Different Cultures - Seven/7 Ways to Get Yourself in Trouble Abroad -- View the infographic at Pimsleur Approach (might have a poor reputation)...

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