The movie Airplane! opened 30 years ago today. Over, Oveur, roger, Roger, and don't call me Shirley! (via Boing Boing)
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Scientists have discovered 150 gene variants that can predict how long your lifespan will be. It's as if we have an internal expiration date, but would you want to read it?
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6 Laws That Were Great On Paper (And Insane Everywhere Else). It's only human nature to find a way around restrictions, with sometimes devastating unintended consequences.
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15 Grave Coincidences. Snapping pictures of gravestones at "a certain angle" could become a new hobby. Here's one more.
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Is the Mafia Dead? No, but it's not looking too healthy according to this article that I imagine took guts to write. (via Dark Roasted Blend)
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ScienceBlogs had a Zombie Day Thursday. Click on the zombie portraits for many posts that show us how zombified scientists really are underneath those lab coats.
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7 July 4th Traditions from Around the Nation. Of course, if you're from New England and have never eaten salmon for Independence Day, you are not alone.