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Curious Kids: If an insect is flying in a car while it is moving, does the insect have to move at the same speed?

If the insect wants to stay right in front of your nose, it must fly forwards just a little bit when the car is speeding up. But when the car is at constant speed, it only needs to hover.

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How to Party Like Twin Peaks on New Year's Eve

Local rockers Twin Peaks gave us party tips, hangover cures and walked us through some of their wildest New Year's Eve experiences.

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Philip Norman: Confessions of a rock’n’roll biographer | British GQ

Philip Norman has wrestled with icons, egos and artists (not to mention their widows) to reveal the untold tales of Britain's musical takeover.

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How Superman Helped Foil the KKK | Mental Floss

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How Far Out of Town Can You Get in an Hour? This Map Will Tell You | Mental Floss

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14 Tasty Secrets of Trader Joe’s Employees | Mental Floss

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Have a Great Business Idea? Italy Will Give You a Free Castle | Mental Floss

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30 Times Lisa Simpson, a Cartoon Child, Was You, a Real-Life Adult | POPSUGAR Entertainment

Even though she's technically only 8 years old, Lisa Simpson might be the most emotionally mature character on The Simpsons. She's whip-smart, she's

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    ‘Why Do Americans Refrigerate Their Eggs?’

    Americans love refrigeration, and eggs are high on the list of items we rush to get into the refrigerator after a trip to grocery store. Meanwhile, our culinary compatriots in Europe, Asia and other parts of world happily leave beautiful bowls of eggs on their kitchen counters.

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    9 5-Minute Hairstyles for Long Hair

    Look polished and put-together without all the primping.

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    Chicago has been named the best city for ‘urban hermits’

    You could spend years exploring Chicago's amazing restaurants, breathtaking attractions and killer music festivals. Or you could sit around

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    Best Chicago music venues for rock, blues, jazz and more

    Catch a show at one of the best Chicago music venues, whether you prefer seeing bands in intimate clubs or under the skyline at an outdoor pavilion

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    You Can Finally Turn Yourself Into A 'Powerpuff Girl'!

    Listen up, “Powerpuff Girl“ fans, Cartoon Network is here to save the day.

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    The Fashion Trends We Really (Really) Wish Would Stay in 2015

    The dawning of a fresh year means the chance to look forward. It also means the chance to toss the things you don't want to take along for the journey. Bad habits, sketchy dudes, sure,...

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    Taylor Swift has seven shows left in her 1989 world tour. Who will she bring out? | Music | The Guardian

    On the final leg of her mammoth 1989 World Tour, Swift has just seven more chances to cement new and public friendships. We assess the likely candidates

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    11 Things That Happen When You Look Much Younger Than You Are | Sarah Bourassa

    But even though I feel like I'm getting closer to my 30s, I often get mistaken for an 18-year-old. Such is the dilemma of a woman who looks younger than she is.

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    The 50 most beautiful buildings in Chicago

    We searched Chicago's skyline from the skyscrapers to the side streets and beyond to find our favorite examples of the city's architectural excellence.

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    8 films you may have forgotten were set in Chicago

    Chicago has a pretty rich history of being featured on the silver screen. From The Blues Brothers to Ferris Bueller's Day Off, our city has been home to some truly...

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    17 ways to spot someone from the suburbs in Chicago

    Let's be honest, it isn't that hard to spot someone from out of town in Chicago, let alone a person visiting from the suburbs. Not that being from the suburbs is...

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    Watch Taylor Swift Sing 'Smelly Cat' With Lisa Kudrow at L.A. Show | Rolling Stone

    Taylor Swift is joined by Lisa Kudrow for a cover of "Smelly Cat" at the Staples Center. Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez also made appearances.

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    15 Forgotten Summertime Activities We Need To Bring Back | Mental Floss

    Summer is here and it’s time to enjoy the sunshine. Ditch your TV, shut down social media, and go outside.

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    High Schoolers' Stellar Moves Will Make You Cheer

    A trio of teens recently brought the house school down when they battled each other in an impromptu dance-off, impressing everyone gathered with their stellar moves. Video captures Josh Grant, Taiz

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    How your eyes betray your thoughts

    A series of recent studies suggest that eye movements may both reflect and influence the workings of the brain

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    The Post-Holiday Sales You Need to Know About | InStyle

    Some of the best sales of the year pop up right after the holidays so we rounded up all the one that are worth your while.

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    5-Year-Old Becomes Unexpected Superstar of a Local News Broadcast

    Noah Ritter from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, stole the show at the Wayne County Fair after being interviewed on live TV for the first time.

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    8 vending machines you didn't know you needed!

    From holy water in ancient Egypt to burritos and gold bars -- how vending machines have evolved.

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    How To Get Paid To Play With Lego All Day

    Have a passion for bricks and a willingness to really get inside your work.

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      Like, Degrading the Language? No Way

      Casual American speech is becoming more polite and more subtle.

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        Dear 'Daddy' In Seat 16C

        You could have shifted uncomfortably in your seat. You could have ignored her. You could have given me that

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          Why Does Time Fly as We Get Older?

          Time seems to pass more and more quickly as we age. Why is this?

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            Why Are Eggs Egg-Shaped?

            There’s only one thing in this world shaped like an egg. Not exactly spherical, not exactly an oval, it’s kind of hard to describe what an egg looks like. “Asymmetric tapered oval”? Sure, why not.

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              Old Spock battles New Spock in the greatest car commercial ever

              Sorry, Volkswagen Darth Vader Kid. This new Audi commercial, starring both Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto, has beat you. You've got two Spocks smack-talking each other, Leonard Nimoy cursing, and best of all, an impromptu rendition of the

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                17 Rules Of Friendsgiving

                It may sound like more fun to celebrate Thanksgiving with a bunch of friends rather than flying home and dealing with family. But it can be a real shitshow. Here's how to get everybody fed.

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                  65 Amazing Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

                  OK, "blow your mind" is a bit dramatic. But 65 Amazing Facts You'll Probably Enjoy and Likely Consider Mentioning to Your Friends didn't fit.