Creatures from the Sewer! Reading an explanation of what this is doesn't make the sewer-cam video any less disturbing.
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6 New Personality Disorders Caused by the Internet. I run into at least one of each of these types every day. (via Gorilla Mask)
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The debate over US health care is satirized using the analogy of police protection. "Under our system, we can choose our own police officers, as long as we pay for protection out of our own pockets. Do we want some government bureaucrat choosing the police for us?" (via Metafilter)
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The Tale of How is a gothic opera about birds menaced by a sea monster. The animation is creepy and beautiful.
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20 Ridiculous Signs, made to spread information or produce smiles. Nice to know that you can't depend on licorice to work.
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How to drive a Ford Model T. Tin Lizzies had three pedals, none of which was an accelerator.
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The history of Fourth of July Fireworks. It's almost time to celebrate with bonfires and illuminations again!