Billions of dollars and a Hollywood biography doesn't hurt a bit. Mark Zuckerberg was named TIME's Person of the Year, while Julian Assange got the most votes in the People's Choice poll.
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The New York Times has a series of interactive maps of the US with which you can study population distribution by race and ethnicity, income, housing (such as mortgage, home value, and rent), and by education. The data comes from the US Census Bureau. (via Metafilter)
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Modern Times is a low-budget but well-made science fiction short. It shows us that the more things change, the more they stay the same.
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Quick, how many dwarf planets can you name? One? Depending on how you define a dwarf planet, there may be around a hundred, half of which have names.
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A ladybug is caught having fun with sprinkles. This would have made a decent subject for a stop-motion animation if it weren't already a real "wildlife" video.
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Yes, physics students, Santa Claus is real! Makes perfect sense to me.
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Welcome to finals week. It happens twice a year until you graduate, then it's constant.
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8 Great TV Christmas Specials (But Not The Ones You’re Probably Thinking). You'll be lucky to find these anywhere, but you might remember them.