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The Six/6 Most Frequently Quoted Bullsh*t/BS Statistics.

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Blue's News share a two pages Cracked.com article on "the six/6 most frequently quoted bullsh*t/BS statistics/stats" -- "Every once in a while, you'll hear a statistic so striking you can hardly believe it's true. Our first impulse is to repeat it, because knowing interesting things tends to make people like us better.

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Modern Marvels' Documentary: Star Wars Tech./Technology

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YouTube shares multiple video parts of Modern Marvels' "Star Wars Tech./Technology" documentary -- "Take a look at the technology shown throughout the six Star Wars films and examine their viability through the eyes of cold hard science."

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The progress bar illusion.

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VideoSift shares a 49 seconds New Scientist video showing a "progress bar illusion. Visual illusions can make download status bars look faster than they really are."

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Popcorn Popping In Slow Motion

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Boing Boing shares an one minute and six seconds YouTube video clip showing "popcorn popping in slow motion"

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Immersion -- Rooster Teeth takes all sorts of video game conventions and tests them in real life on real people.

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Rooster Teeth has a YouTube playlist showing episodes that "takes all sorts of video game conventions and tests them in real life

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The Top 10/Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved

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Neatorama shares a two pages Smithsonian Magazine article on "the top 10/ten daily consequences of having evolved.

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Six/6 Deadly Injuries You Think You'd Survive (Thanks to Movies)

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Blue's News share a two pages Cracked article on "Six/6 Deadly Injuries You Think You'd Survive (Thanks to Movies)":

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Time Warp Clip: Soap Bubbles Science.

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Educated Earth shares a 5.25 minutes YouTube video showing "the science of bubbles, how bubbles work and the amazing things we can do with them..."

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Ten/10 Commonly Believed Myths about the Human Body

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Neatorama shares an Environmental Grafitti article on the "Ten/10 Commonly Believed Myths about the Human Body" -- "We have learned much about our bodies through old wives' tales handed down from our moms and grandmothers and even in school, but not all of it is correct.

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The Wet-Dog Shake - The physics behind wet dog shaking. It also has rats and a bear.

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VideoSift shares a 2.75 minutes YouTube video showing "The Wet-Dog Shake -- The drying of wet fur is a critical to mammalian heat regulation.

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Ants Are Lazy

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The Atlantic Wire says "Ants are lazy. Fairy tales hold the ant up as a loyal, industrious, communal creature. Maybe it's time to reexamine that myth..."

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The Science of Games With Dr. Michio Kaku.

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GameTrailers share a few short (more are coming soon and weekly?) videos showing "The Science of Games With Dr. Michio Kaku" -- "... world renowned physicist and the co-founder of string field theory, tackles some of the biggest topics in contemporary science. Now he's set his sights on the world of video games, as he disentangles science fact from fiction

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New Imaging Technology Shows Animal Insides: A frog, a turtle, an alligator, and a python digesting a rat.

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Neatorama shares an over couple months old Asylum article, with several colored images, show a combination of computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the entire internal organ structures and vascular systems (aka "guts")

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Electric Box -- Two Addicting Flash Puzzle Games

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Blue's News (#1 and #2a&b) shared two addicting Flash puzzle game titled "Electric Box" on CandyStand -- "Play the sequel to the world's most electrifying puzzle game! Use the items (e.g., light, solar, water, in each level to connect electricity from the source to the target. Use the mouse to click and drag items on or off the game board. With items that can be flipped, click on them to reverse their directions."

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Terra Infirma: The rise and fall of quicksand.

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Slate reports how "... quicksand has all but evaporated from American entertainment--rejected even by the genre directors who once found it indispensable... Quicksand once offered filmmakers a simple recipe for excitement: A pool of water, thickened with oatmeal, sprinkled over the top with wine corks. It was, in its purest form, a plot device unburdened by character, motivation, or story..."

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If Historical Events Had Facebook Statuses

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Neatorama shares a funny and sometimes offensive Cool Material image showing "If Historical Events had Facebook Statuses"

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What Females Want and Males Will Do: Jumping Spiders

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Myrmecos shares a six minutes YouTube video showing a scene from PBS' Nature documentary's What Females Want and Males Will Do about spiders mating attractions including slow motion scenes of their behaviors -- "With a high-speed camera and vibrometer in his toolkit ...

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Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex

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VideoSift shares an old, but amusing 12.5 minutes YouTube video that documents the problems Superman would encounter when he tried to reproduce with a human female

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What happens if you drop Diet Pepsi & regular Pepsi soda cans in water?

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VideoSift shares a 30 seconds musical YouTube video showing what happens

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