Since "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene is safe, it's only natural that he's now an internet meme. It happened in record time, and will probably burn out as fast.
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The Chicago Flood of 1992 was caused by an illegal underground railroad system that everyone forgot about. When the collapse finally came, it took a live radio report from the "drain" before authorities could figure out what happened. (via Metafilter)
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The Hottest Heads of State. I would rank the Prince of Liechtenstein higher and Vladimir Putin lower, but otherwise it's a pretty good list. (via YesButNoButYes)
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7 Horrifying Moments from Classic Kids Movies. Most of these are so old, even I was traumatized as a child by them!
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Scientists sticking wires into human heads have found our brain's language center can multitask. Now we all be expected to keep that up at least 40 hours a week.
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An interview with Randall Munroe of xkcd on his first book. And some other bloggers who have made the leap into print.
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Why Carlton has two moms: 5 TV Switches we weren't supposed to notice. Of course, we all did.