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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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What did you think of Once Upon a Time in Wonderland television/TV pilot?

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Why is it called America, not Columbusia?

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Bullfrog's Twitter tweet mentioned a Dictionary's Hot Word article on "Why is it called America, not Columbusia? ... Why aren't the continents of North and South America called 'Columbusia' after Christopher Columbus?

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The Plural of E-Mail

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M4tic/That_Guy (remove AQFL to e-mail) shared an almost 3.5 years old New York Times article on "The Plural of E-Mail".

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65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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Justice (remove AQFL to e-mail) and Mental Floss (mental_floss) shared an article showing "65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind -- OK, 'blow your mind' is a bit dramatic.

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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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