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Weekend Links: Kids Perform the Best Pic Oscar Nominees

Allison Keene
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Happy Academy Awards Sunday! Haven't seen all of the Best Pic nominees? Don't worry, these two short

videos

of kids

reenacting

the films is all you need (and they are fantastic).

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More from the Oscars: what it would look like if this year's Best Picture nominees had a

hostile conversation

on Facebook (and you totally know they would).

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Speaking of hostile, someone has made an entire page full of GIFs of the Actor and Actress winners (and more interesting, losers) through the years at the

Moment of Truth

. Hilarious.

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Want some awards trivia to impress your friends with tonight? Here are

10 Unusual Facts

About the Oscars

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I had never heard of the term "bokeh" before, so I'll let someone else explain it: "The term bokeh is derived from a Japanese word which means “blur.” In photography, bokeh is the aesthetic quality of the blur, or the effect of the out-of-focus regions of an image. This technique is usually done in order to make the main subject stand out in the photo. Lens aberrations and shape of lens aperture are the major things that help in achieving bokeh." And here are

72 stunning examples

of it!

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The

oldest known film footage

of American football, from a 1903 college game that resembles rugby more than the game we currently know (especially with the lack of passing - no time!)

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The title of this article is "Antarctic Glacier Has Five-story

Blood-red Waterfall

of Primordial Ooze." I really don't think there's anything I can write to beat that!

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These

integrated photographs

of old versus new have been around for a while now, but this particular set juxtaposing Paris in 1940 with Paris today is rather creepy! I often wonder, even in my town, "who else has stood here? What else happened

right

here?"

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Finally, one of fellow _flosser David Israel's recent Twaggies in honor of "The Walking Dead" returning! (i.e. … Mondays?) For more great tweets illustrated, visit the Twaggies section of GoComics.
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