The Senator, the Dog, and the Trial. A court case from 1869 established the concept of "A Man's Best Friend is his Dog". (Thanks, IrisInTheOzarks!)
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The 5 Most Ridiculous Martial Arts Movies Ever. No that we go see martial arts movies for their literary plots, but these are tragic. NSFW text.
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The Tragic Death of Practically Everything. In case you didn't know already, the technology you use every day has been dead for a long time... or maybe you didn't care to know. (via Metafilter)
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Both George Orwell and Aldous Huxley had pessimistic views of the future. Which one was more correct about our modern world? (via 9GAG)
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Kal is a Paramedic in Edinburgh. He writes about his adventures, some bloodier than others, at Trauma Queen. (via Breakfast links)
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Great day: catching a foul ball at a baseball game. Greater day: casually catching a foul ball while carrying a tray of food and seeing it all caught on tape.
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4 Things in Your House Dirtier Than A Toilet. Think about it: the toilet actually gets cleaned every once in a while.