The first draft of Star Wars was pretty awful. Bad enough to make you wonder what difference it would have made if George Lucas had rewritten the prequels a couple more times. (via Metafilter)
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New York Magazine has an eight-page story about how new technology contributes to our short attention spans. If you read all of it, it apparently doesn't apply to you.
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How a Civil War Amputation Was Performed. This is a graphic and detailed description, and definitely not for those with weak stomachs.
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An extraordinary solution to an ordinary problem with one's love life. Remember all the details, because this will only work once, if ever.
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The guys from Top Gear are challenged to improve police cars on a budget. But they also had to drive them, which made me laugh out loud. Especially the last minute or so.
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The Terminator series time line by the staff at Cracked. They tried to make some sense of it, but of course it's impossible.
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Let's Hear It For Squirrels! Five videos of squirrels going nuts doing what they do.