Iraqi Refugee Stories. One in five Iraqis are now without a permanent home, but individual stories are more meaningful than numbers. (via Metafilter)
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What's So Hot About Chili Peppers? The author travels Bolivia to find out why these plants developed hot and tasty fruits. (via Boing Boing)
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6 Reasons North Korea is the Funniest Evil Dictatorship Ever. The government's attempts to look fabulous more often than not turn out to be downright pathetic.
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How does the human brain run itself without any software? Recreating how the brain works may lead to amazing new computer technology.
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It's bad enough when someone gets a celebrity tattoo, but it's even worse when no one can figure out who it's supposed to be! Take your best guess. (via Gorilla Mask)
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Sped-up video of a hot air balloon festival. Between the awesome balloons and the pleasant music, I could watch this over and over.
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The Curious Origins of 9 Delicious Phrases. Don't give me the cold shoulder; I'll be pleased as punch to eat humble pie.