An Australian television show showcased a comedy act in blackface, sparking a controversy that many didn't understand. How can we explain that something is offensive when what we see as blatantly obvious isn't to others?
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Some people dream of fame and fortune, others of making the world a better place. Reed Fish and his wife Liz dream of taking photographs of every Sizzler restaurant in the United States.
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Screenwriter John Cox wrote about his search for the site of the only location shot in the 1931 movie Frankenstein. The search led him to Malibou Lake and a serious case of deja vu. (via Metafilter)
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Viewing one's own body can reliably reduce the perception of pain. Maybe you shouldn't look away when getting an injection. Worth a try.
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Cute Cats Incorporated. A look at what goes on at a cat show, which seems to be more of a convention than a show.
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8 Ingenious Ways Animals Outsmart Predators. Creativity comes when your life depends on it! (via Gorilla Mask)
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6 Assorted Animal Adventures. Fate leads some creatures to fame and/or fortune that they never asked for.