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What Makes a Fart

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Boing Boing shares a Vice Magazine interview (has cussings and disturbing stories) titled "What Makes a Fart" with an interview with Dr. Lester Gottesman, a proctologist from St. Luke's Roosevelt... There are questions and answers that can be interesting, disturbing, funny, etc.

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Fantastic video game weapons versus/vs. their real-life equivalents.

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This two pages GamesRadar article compares the fantastic computer/video game weapons and their real-life equivalents -- "There are certain things we just accept in video games. An overweight pipe technician can jump five times his own height. A first aid kit will instantly heal bullet wounds and replace lost blood. And any theoretical physics model can be cleanly packaged into a lightweight, handheld weapon with the minimum of fuss. But in certain cases, that last one isn't too far off the truth.

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Lightning Reveals Its Power in Slow Motion

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Digg shares a six pages Wired article (one single page), with six embedded slow motion videos, showing the powerful beauty of lightning

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Five (5) Science Fair Projects for the Internet

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Neatorama shares a funny CollegeHumor image (not for young ones and sensitives) showing five (5) science fair projects for the Internet

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Sitting down too long is bad even if you exercise.

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The Register and many more sources, on Google News, report that sitting down too long even with exercises is bad -- "Swedish scientists have warned that too much sitting on your backside can provoke cancer, diabetes, heart disease and obesity.

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Six/6 Life Saving Techniques From the Movies and Television/TV Shows (That Can Kill You)

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Digg shares a two pages Cracked.com article showing "six/6 life saving techniques from the movies (that can kill you)":

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Can't See 3D? Here's why!

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This old NBC25 News story/article talks about how some people might not be able to view 3D/third dimension effects. An optometrist explains some people may not be able to see these 3D segments because of vision problems and also gives tips.

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How Long Could Luke Skywalker or Anyone Survive in a Tauntaun?

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This Wolf Gnards asks "How Long Could Luke Survive in a Tauntaun?" and answers

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Fedor, mixed martial art (MMA) fighter, versus/vs. a python in a choking contest.

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VideoSift shares a two parts YouTube playlist (about 13.25 minutes long in total) showing Fedor, a mixed martial art (MMA) fighter and for his Sambo fame versus/vs. a python in a choking contest.

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Moon Machines: A six episodes documentary miniseries documenting the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man.

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VideoSift shares a six episodes documentary miniseries titled "Moon Machines" that documents the engineering challenges of the Apollo Program to land a man on Earth's moon. It covers everything from the iconic Saturn V to the command/service module, lunar module, space suits, guidance and control computer, and lunar rover".

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Slate answers readers' questions about the news over the years.

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Boing Boing shares Slate's explainer indexer that shows its "answers to your questions about the news."

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10 Most Influential Desks Of The Modern Age

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Neatorama shares The Toy Zone's article showing the "10 Most Influential Desks Of The Modern Age"

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Kills 99.9% of Germs -- Under Some Lab Conditions

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The Washington Journal reports that "hand sanitizers' bug-destroying claims don't always correspond to real-world practices; not all pests covered by tests".

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The Physics of Space Battles

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Neatorama shares a Gizmodo article on "The Physics of Space Battles".

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Ten Ways Space Travel Isn't Like Television/TV or the Movies

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Neatorama shares a Fast News/Infinity and Beyond article on "Ten Ways Space Travel Isn't Like Television/TV or the Movies".

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Why Doesn't Exercise Lead to Weight Loss?

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New York Times' Well blog reports that "for some time, researchers have been finding that people who exercise don't necessarily lose weight.

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Feeling grumpy 'is good for you'.

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Neatorama shares a BBC News article on how grumpy is feeling grumpy "is good for you" according to research...

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Giz Explains: Why Every Country Has a Different F#$%ing Plug

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Digg shares a humorous and interesting Gizmodo article on why there are so many (at least twelve/12) different sockets in widespread.

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Why are there dozens of dead animals floating in space?

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A three pages How Stuff Works article briefly talks about the possiblity of dozens of dead animals floating in space

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Trivial Pursuit Experiment -- An interactive Flash site to see "Who's smarter than who?" (Men vs. Women)

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Trivial Pursuit Experiment is an interactive Flash site to see "Who's smarter than who?" between genders (males vs. females) with various multiple choice questions. Also, there are some fail video clips.

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