The bugle call "Taps" is used at military funerals and memorial services as well as for lights out. Where did this song originate, and why does it affect us so?
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How The U.S. Government Killed The Safest Car Ever Built. Was it an idea that was destined to fail, just hard to sell, or a a case of destroying "the evidence that you could do much better"? (via Metafilter)
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Can you match Nicholas Cage's hair to the movie it (and he) appeared in? Here are the answers. (via The Daily What)
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Adam Savage explains the myth that Mystbusters busted, but the real experiment will never be aired on TV. The results might give sponsors and children nightmares.
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The best class of 2010 senior portraits. I hopes these graduates remember the stories behind these weirdly-posed pictures when their grandchildren ask. (via Everlasting Blort)
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11 Brain-Twisting Paradoxes. I could give you an answer for all of these if I had enough aspirin. (via Gorilla Mask)
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The modern version of The Ugly Duckling. You guessed it, computers are involved.
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Peter Sagal of NPR talks about his way cool job and researching people who don't want to be normal. Also find out how a political story he wrote became the Dirty Dancing sequel.