Images from the Secret STASI Archives. Simon Menner explains how these pictures are only sinister if you know the stories behind them. (via Metafilter)
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If I had a 32-foot long touch screen, I wouldn't get any real work done all day. The University of Groningen in the Netherlands has the only one, and they are too busy playing with it to make more.
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Can you think of anything better to watch in high-definition slow-motion than this attractive and energetic kitten? I chose to watch it over and over again.
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Dispatches from the Fast Food Wars of the Twentieth Century. If you don't remember the Burger King Kingdom and its bizarre characters, you'll be forgiven for doubting they could ever be real. (via The Daily What)
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Reel Wisdom: Lessons From 40 Films in 7 Minutes. The more you listen, the more banal and trite they sound.
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Behold, the most terrifying thing your roommate can invent and ask you to test: the Shaving Helmet!
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The Bizarre Origins of 8 Wedding Traditions. You won't believe what earlier tradition the garter toss replaced!