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Happy birthday Charles Darwin

Posted February 12, 2009 by Will Chen

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200 years after his birth, Charles Darwin's contribution to science is still considered sketchy by a majority of Americans.

It's good to be Kevin Rose

Posted November 18, 2008 by Will Chen

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When Digg user Carpathios submitted a video of a cat driving a Roomba, he probably never expected to compete against the head Diggerati himself -- Kevin Rose.

Palin's hockey adivce to son: "Grind them into the boards!"

Posted October 12, 2008 by Will Chen

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Palin: I was telling him 'be nice' if you're going to get a penalty man make it worth it. don't just be picking on somebody... you know grind them into the boards do something that's going to be effective, don't just be picking on someone.

Boyfriend blogger proposes to girlfriend over Twitter--she accepts!

Posted October 10, 2008 by Will Chen

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Boy meets girl... boy tweets girl marriage proposal... girl accepts!

Al Franken is a Geography God

Posted August 4, 2008 by Will Chen

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Al Franken can draw an almost perfect map of the United States freehand from memory while answering questions about health care and cracking jokes about the Red States. How impressive is that?

Innovative Eco-Diaper Bag For a Cleaner, Safer World

Posted July 4, 2008 by Will Chen

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Seventh Generation is an award winning manufacturer of non-toxic, environmentally safe products. Our friends at Wise Bread are always raving about this company, so we were pretty excited when they announced their new creation: A stylish Eco-Diaper Bag.

Conan O'Brien's Commencement Speech to the Havard Class of 2000

Posted July 3, 2008 by Will Chen

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Conan O'Brien's address to Harvard's Class of 2000 is one of the best graduation speeches I've ever heard.

Bill's fitting goodbye to Microsoft

Posted June 27, 2008 by Will Chen

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Bill Gates is leaving Microsoft today to focus on his philanthropic organization. I wanted to stop by Microsoft.com to see if they did anything special to commemorate this momentous occasion. What I found was a fitting tribute to Bill's legacy.

Your shower curtain is poisoning you

Posted June 12, 2008 by Will Chen

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The new shower curtain smell may be hazardous to your health, warns a new study from the Center for Health Environment and Justice (CHEJ).

Easy way to reset your sleep cycle: Stop eating

Posted May 24, 2008 by Will Chen

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Not eating for 16 hours can help people quickly reset their sleep-wake cycle, according to a study from the Harvard Medical School. This discovery can help people cope with jet lag or adjust to working late shifts.

Peeps for Obama

Posted March 23, 2008 by Will Chen

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Here are some wonderful peeps photos from Obama supporter Victoria Bernal.

A third of high school students do not know Bill of Rights guarantee freedom of speech and religion

Posted March 3, 2008 by Will Chen

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A recent survey of 1,200 17-year-old high-school students found that a third do not know that the Bill of Rights guarantees the freedom of speech and religion.

Don't turn my Google Docs into a Hello Kitty store!

Posted February 14, 2008 by Will Chen

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I am a big fan of Google's holiday logos. But when they dress up Google Docs like a Hello Kitty store that's where I draw the line.

What would Martin Luther King say about the war in Iraq?

Posted January 21, 2008 by Will Chen

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This excerpt from one of King's best anti-war speeches is a fierce condemnation of the kind of war we're waging in Iraq.

RIAA website hacked with XKCD

Posted January 19, 2008 by Will Chen

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Here's the "hacked" page, and here's a screenshot when that RIAA page gets taken down. OK, it's more of a case sloppy coding than an actual hack. But the XCKD commentary was pitch perfect.

DIY covert spy sunglasses for $40

Posted January 9, 2008 by Will Chen

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I always get excited when Kipkay sends me an email. This morning, he told me about this great way to make a $40 spy sunglasses.

Best wheelbarrow race video you'll see, pretty much in your entire life

Posted December 17, 2007 by Will Chen

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Keep an eye out for something awesome right around 0:13.

Our soldiers and Iraqi children: the good, the bad and the asinine

Posted December 12, 2007 by Will Chen

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Our soldiers in Iraq.

Darwin Award: Parenting Edition

Posted December 9, 2007 by Will Chen

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Looking for Father of the Year? Look no further.