Xkcd has movie graphs that help explain the sequence of characters for those who have trouble figuring out what went on over a long narrative. This is most helpful is the largest graph, which deals with the Lord of the Rings trilogy.
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Why are there so many types of electrical plugs and sockets in the world? Knowing why won't make taking your hairdryer on a world tour any easier.
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The Top 10 Weirdest CIA Programs. From ridiculous concepts like pigeon-guided missiles to actual disasters like the Bay of Pigs, our spies crank out the world's wildest ideas. (via Unique Daily)
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The blog Bank Notes is a collection of real robbery notes from all over. They aren't literary masterpieces, but some are interesting, along with sparse details of the actual robbery. (via Metafilter)
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Christopher Walken recites Lady Gaga's "Poker Face". Deadpan, like he does, which makes it hilarious.
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Top 3 Tips To Motivate Yourself While Learning A Second Language. Bonus: they all involve using the internet. (via Lifehacker)
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10 Scandalous Stars of the Silent Screen. The tabloids were just as busy covering actors and actresses 100 years ago as they are today.