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  • 10 White Elephant Gifts That Will Get a Laugh at the Office Party

    White Elephant is a traditional holiday game in which participants compete over a selection of shitty gifts by stealing less shitty gifts from other participants. It’s like Secret Santa, but more villainous. If your office, book club, or drinking buddies want to do a White Elephant exchange this year, here’s a selection of gifts under $20 that will spark hilarity,…

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  • Stephen Hawking Released His Ph.D. Thesis for Free and It Crashed Cambridge’s Website

      Stephen Hawking was 24 years old when he published his doctoral thesis “Properties of expanding universes,” in which he examined the consequences of a universe if it were forever growing. It was 1966, and Hawking was not yet an internationally recognized figure and respected theoretical physicist. A half century later, per popular demand, that thesis is now available to…

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  • You Can Get a Free Passport If You Book a Flight to Australia

      If you’ve ever longed to surf Bells Beach, see a kangaroo in the wild, or climb the Sydney Harbor Bridge, you have one less excuse for not booking your dream trip. Qantas Airways just announced that they will pay for your new passport if you buy a ticket to Australia. The airline launched this new promotion “because we heard…

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  • This Hip-Hop Playlist Will Power You Through Even the Hardest Workout

    Neil Godwin/T3 Magazine via Getty Images; Erik Tanner A workout is nothing without your favorite music thumping out of your earbuds and pulsing through your body. The rhythm is timed to your sneakers hitting the pavement, or a song swells just as you hit your final training interval. Just imagine exercising with nothing but the sound of your own panting…

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  • These Photos From Europe's First Underwater Restaurant are Incredible

    Norway: a land of rolling fjords and lonely polar bears circling its distant arctic rim. Of coniferous forests, harsh grey seas, John Arne Riise and extremely expensive beers. Oh, and now Europe’s first ever underwater restaurant. Coming to a frozen Norwegian coastline near you soon, architecture firm Snøhetta has revealed plans to build a restaurant in southern Norway that will…

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  • Form Follows Freedom

      When Wendell Castle was on the verge of his 12th birthday, the September/October 1944 issue of The Deltagram, a publication for weekend woodworkers and Mister Fix-Its, landed in his family’s mailbox in Coffeyville, Kansas. The cover line seductively called out: MAKE YOUR OWN DUCK DECOYS. The story inside showed how to do just that, revealing that you don’t need…

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  • Scott Kelly Drank Recycled Pee and Ate Mouse Turds in Space

    Scott Kelly is not the first man to leave Earth’s atmosphere, but he is the first to wear a gorilla suit in space. If that weren’t enough, in March 2016 he earned the distinction of having spent 340 consecutive days aboard the International Space Station—besting the previous American record by 125 days. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “I’m not the…

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  • The New Mercedes-Benz S-Class Might Be a Better Driver Than You

      Movie pitch: The Terminator meets The Fast and the Furious. When future Vin Diesel comes back to warn us that self-driving cars were part of a conspiracy to move millennials out to the new Amazon/Whole Foods Exurbs®—the cheap avocados in ’17 were a trap, man!—which companies will our hero infiltrate to preemptively shut down the autonomous-automobile revolution? Certainly Tesla.…

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  • The Orionid Meteor Shower Is Going to be Awesome, and Here's How You Can Watch It

    Crane your neck skyward this weekend and get a look at one of the best annual meteor showers. Unlike some other meteor showers, the Orionids peak for several nights. The 2017 edition reaches its peak on Sunday, October 22. At their most frequent, there should be about 20 to 25 meteors per hour. Meteor showers are named after the constellation…

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  • How to Throw a Halloween Party, According to Heidi Klum

      Heidi Klum, the Queen of Halloween, has been throwing her infamous party for going on 18 years. Yet after all this time, her excitement hasn’t waned. “I’ll be the last one to go home!” she says. “They throw the lights on, the DJ’s going home, the clean-up crew’s already there, and I’m like, no, I don’t want it to…

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