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The true player behind that World of Warcraft character...

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This World of Warcraft cartoon shows who is the real person who is cussing in the game.

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Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed -- A 1.5 hours documentary.

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The History Channel aired Star Wars: The Legacy Revealed (has information and even more new video clips). It is an excellent 2-hour special documentary exploring why the emotional impact of the Star Wars Saga remains as relevant as ever.

Through interviews with politicians, academics, journalists and critics, viewers learn about the similarities between the tales

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Antialiasing (AA) and Anisotropic Filtering (AF) Explained

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ExtremeTech gives a broad, high-level overview of something fairly common that many computer users don't thoroughly understand with graphic card advanced techniques: antialias and anisotropic. They are used to improve the image quality of 3D graphics. But what exactly are they, and how do they work? The article, with screen shots, gives a basic understand of what AA (antialiasing) and AF (anisotropic filtering) are...

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How the United States/U.S.' Pentagon Got Its Shape

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/. shares a five pages Washingtonpost.com article (one page print version) on the race was on to build the biggest office building, the Pentagon, on the planet

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'Star Wars' Influences

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Neatorama shares a two minutes and 50 seconds ABC News video story

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Smiling Addiction: A short musical film/video.

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VideoSift shares a two minutes and 50 seconds YouTube video (official Web site) showing a short film about the pursuit of happiness and self medication.

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11 Great Color Legends + 13 More Great Color Legends

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COLOURlovers (#1 and #2) blogs on about why things come in certain colors. Some colors become huge successes early on and then fade off into obscurity, while other colors go the distance and become international icons. It looks at eleven of the great color legends like red stop sign, horny green M&Ms, black death, blue sky, etc.

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The Clone Wars Trailer Released

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Star Wars.com (Flash required) revealed the one minute and 50 seconds trailer for the upcoming

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The 11 Worst Trends in Video Games (2007 Edition)

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This GamePro.com feature on eleven worst trends in video games for 2007: "So why do trends exist? Because they are familiar, they enable standards, and they just make life easier. In the case of video games, trends help companies maximize sales while reducing costs because gamers will purchase what they are accustomed to. But easier isn't always better. Here are eleven reasons why..."

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Ferris the 13th

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VideoSift shares a horror version of Ferris Bueller's Day Off movie. The one minute and 22

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Anatomy of an One Punch Knock Out (KO)

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VideoSift shares an animated National Geographic video that confirms the legend of the one punch knock out (KO) and shows the anatomy of what happens to the body when it is punched hard.

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World of Warcraft Dances With Source Dances

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VideoSift mentions a three minutes and 22 seconds YouTube video showing World of Warcraft dances superimposed over their source dances.

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Channel 4 (BBC UK)'s video on the top 100 most popular cartoons voted by the British public.

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In 2005, Channel 4 produced and showed a three hour special of the top 100 most popular cartoons voted by the British public. There are interviews and clips of the cartoons included. YouTube has 20 parts:

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2 radical videos of kinetic sculptures.

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Two neat videos of kinetic sculptures:

Quadrapult (2.25 minutes) -- Kinetic sculpture with 4 ball catapults. Oak, oak ply, copper, steel and brass construction. Approx. 22"sq x 14"h on 4ft base.

The Octapult (2.5 minutes; seen on VideoSift) -- A kinetic sculpture designed and built on commission by Bradley N. Litwin of Philadelphia, PA. With 8 synchronized catapults, 160 plastic balls per minute are launched, caught, and recirculated. Made mostly of wood, the work is ~36 inches in diameter.

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The Creators of Pinky and The Brain -- A Behind the Scene and Interviews.

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VideoSift shares a three parts YouTube (#1, #2, and #3; almost 26 minutes long in total) video showing the behind scenes and interviews

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The American Civil War, on United/U.S. map, in Four Minutes

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Reddit shares a three minutes and 40 seconds YouTube video showing The United States/U.S. map changing from The American Civil War within four minutes.

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