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Prevent Food Poisoning with Just One Quarter Inspiration

Prevent Food Poisoning with Just One Quarter

October 14, 2016In the wake of Hurricanes Matthew and Nicole, the internet has provided some useful life hacks.The two hurricanes led to multiple power outages and severe flood damage which shorts electric appliances. Often, this means that families who evacuate to return home to spoiled food. However, not everyone throws away all their produce, particularly after a storm.

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Doctors Successfully Separate Twin Boys Conjoined at the Head Inspiration

Doctors Successfully Separate Twin Boys Conjoined at the Head

By Shelby RogersOctober 17, 2016 Image Courtesy of Nicole McDonald/Facebook Jadon and Anias McDonald were born conjoined last September. Last Thursday, doctors spent 16 hours disconnecting the two boys.The operation took place in New York City, over 800 miles away from the McDonalds& 39;s Coal City, Illinois home.

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85 Years of Legacy: How Thomas Edison Illuminated the World Inspiration

85 Years of Legacy: How Thomas Edison Illuminated the World

Today marks the 85th anniversary of Thomas Edison& 39;s death. The iconic figure contributed to an incredible number of modern marvels.By Shelby RogersOctober 18, 2016Today marks the 85th anniversary of Thomas Edison& 39;s death. The American-born inventor crafted some of the most iconic innovations that have since been duplicated and adjusted over the world.

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DIY Liquor Cabinet Comes with its Own 'Lightning Technique' Inspiration

DIY Liquor Cabinet Comes with its Own 'Lightning Technique'

October 17, 2016They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but one DIY-er made it strike his liquor cabinet multiple times.The carpenter, known as & 34;MotherF******Jesus& 34; on Imgur, risked life and limb to craft an incredible piece of cabinetry with Lichtenberg figures. Lichtenberg figures come as the result of electrical discharges through electrically insulating materials.

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What Ever Happened to Child Prodigy Kelvin Doe? Inspiration

What Ever Happened to Child Prodigy Kelvin Doe?

At 13 years old, Kelvin Doe became the MacGyver of the Sierra Leone, but where is he now?October 18, 2016Do you remember Kelvin Doe? He was the child prodigy from Sierra Leone who built his own batteries, an FM transmitter, a sound amplifier, a three-channel mixer and a mic receiver from garbage and his own tinkering skills.

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Happy 384th Birthday, Christopher Wren! Inspiration

Happy 384th Birthday, Christopher Wren!

By Shelby RogersOctober 20, 2016 Image Courtesy of National Portrait Gallery/Wikimedia Commons Sir Christopher Wren, Architect of London, would be 384 today.Wren& 39;s legacy on London is beyond measure. He pioneered a foundation for architecture during his prime and was one of the finest English scientists and mathematicians ever to live.

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Epic Fail or Brilliance: Gibberish Paper Written by iOS Autocomplete Accepted by Conference Inspiration

Epic Fail or Brilliance: Gibberish Paper Written by iOS Autocomplete Accepted by Conference

October 22, 2016Normally, autocomplete strays far from a user& 39;s intended meanings. However, one scientist used iOS autocomplete to craft a nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics that has been accepted for a conference. Image Courtesy of Wikimedia Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand got an email inviting him to present his findings at the International Conference on Atomic and Nuclear Physics in November.

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San Francisco Company Crafts Skunk-Smelling Bike Lock Inspiration

San Francisco Company Crafts Skunk-Smelling Bike Lock

By Shelby RogersOctober 23, 2016If bike thieves value their sense of smell, they& 39;ll find another profession.Two San Francisco entrepreneurs created the SkunkLock, a steel U-lock that releases a nauseating and vomit-worthy stench should anyone attempt to cut the lock. Image Courtesy of SkunkLock Yves Perrenoud and Daniel Idzkowski designed the lock to have food-grade acids.

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Top 10 Best Educated Villains in Pop Culture Inspiration

Top 10 Best Educated Villains in Pop Culture

By Shelby RogersOctober 31, 2016As Sheldon Cooper from Big Bang Theory once quipped, & 34;You know, it& 39;s amazing how many super villains have advanced degrees. Graduate schools should do a better job of screening those people out.& 34; However, we& 39;re glad these villains managed to make it through multiple degree programs.

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The Still Unsolved Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Inspiration

The Still Unsolved Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles

October 30, 2016In the mid-1980s, tiles painted with a single message could be spotted in pavement throughout northeastern United States.They simply said:TOYNBEE IDEAIN MOVIE `2001RESURRECT DEADON PLANET JUPITERThough they stated in Washington D.C, Boston and Philadelphia, the trend quickly spread to the American midwest and internationally, reaching as far as Buenos Aires.

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Can You Solve This Problem Stumping the Internet? Inspiration

Can You Solve This Problem Stumping the Internet?

By Shelby RogersOctober 29, 2016Maybe it& 39;s our tendency to overcomplicate things, but this problem should be a lot easier than it is. However, this photo continues to frustrate brilliant minds across the internet. The question has over 100 responses and counting on Quora, and they& 39;re not simply & 34;Number 3.

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History's Heroes: The Most Influential Civil Engineers Inspiration

History's Heroes: The Most Influential Civil Engineers

As the global population continues to grow, the need for good civil engineers becomes even stronger. But who are some of the key figures who laid the foundations for future engineers? These are some of the civil engineering giants whose work we still use today.Isambard Kingdom BrunelEasily one of the world& 39;s most influential engineers, Brunel gets credit for building the Great Western Railway.

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Color-changing Pac-Man Glasses are What Old-School Gamers Need Inspiration

Color-changing Pac-Man Glasses are What Old-School Gamers Need

By Shelby RogersOctober 31, 2016 Image Courtesy of Amazon Don& 39;t let Inky or Blinky get hold of these glasses! These Pac-Man pint glasses are perfect for avid gamers.As an added bonus, they& 39;ll let you know when your beer starts to warm up. The colors fade as your beverage starts to meet room temperature.

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Billionaire Gives Away 1,000 Cars as Holiday Present to Staff Inspiration

Billionaire Gives Away 1,000 Cars as Holiday Present to Staff

By Shelby RogersNovember 01, 2016 Image Courtesy of Deccan Chronicle/Hari Krishna Exports One Indian billionaire made the holiday season extra special for his staff.Surat-based diamond tycoon Savji Dholakia gifted over 1,000 cars and 400 apartment suites to staff who performed well. The giving came during Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights celebrated on Oct.

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This Video Aims to be the Least Satisfying One You'll Ever See Inspiration

This Video Aims to be the Least Satisfying One You'll Ever See

By Shelby RogersNovember 03, 2016This is easily the world& 39;s least satisfying short film.Seriously, that& 39;s the point. & 34;Unsatisfying& 34; by Parallel Studio released a compilation of the world& 39;s least satisfying sensations. They& 39;re the moments that make you hopeful right before hitting you with disappointment.

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Trying to Get This Restaurant's WiFi Password Confused the Internet Inspiration

Trying to Get This Restaurant's WiFi Password Confused the Internet

By Shelby RogersNovember 02, 2016You sit down at your local Starbucks and log into the coffee shop& 39;s WiFi. It& 39;s simple, easy, and saves your data as you post a pumpkin spice latte pic to Instagram.However, one restaurant complicated that process. This Thai restaurant in San Antonio, Texas requires people to crack what must be the strangest math problem we& 39;ve seen recently.

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Man hacks Alexa into a Wall-Mounted “Big Mouth Billy Bass” Singing Fish Inspiration

Man hacks Alexa into a Wall-Mounted “Big Mouth Billy Bass” Singing Fish

November 06, 2016One guy decided to revive one of the world& 39;s most popular and strangest decorations. And he equipped it to talk.Brian Kane, a teacher at Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), modified his Amazon Alexa to speak through Big Mouth Billy Bass.Amazon& 39;s Alexa is undeniably futuristic, practical and accessible.

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Professor Stuns His Class with His Anatomically Perfect Drawings Inspiration

Professor Stuns His Class with His Anatomically Perfect Drawings

By Shelby RogersNovember 05, 2016Some professors can barely draw stick figures. Others avoid using the blackboard entirely, opting to send out PowerPoints and lecture notes.However, that& 39;s not the case for Chuan-Bin Chung. The Taiwanese teacher creates stunning (and anatomically correct) chalkboard drawings.

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The Detailed Art of Handcrafting a Surfboard Inspiration

The Detailed Art of Handcrafting a Surfboard

59343By Shelby RogersNovember 04, 2016There& 39;s something soothing about watching items getting created right before our eyes. One Vimeo user named Mat uploaded the step-by-step process of him making his own surfboard.He first sands down and shapes the polyurethane foam making sure no uneven surfaces make it past him.

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The Strangely True Science Behind Inspiration

The Strangely True Science Behind "Doctor Strange"

By Shelby RogersNovember 05, 2016 Image Courtesy of Prishank Thapa/Flickr With Marvel& 39;s Doctor Strange making millions in the box office this weekend, it& 39;s easy to roll your eyes and mutter something about yet another superhero movie.However, the film uses a considerable bit of actual science.

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