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Archive: May, 2013

Killer whales get bit by mosquitoes, too

Friday, May 31, 2013, 2:34 PM
Marine mammals are better off in the bug bite department than we are, spending most of their time underwater, but they do have to come up to the surface to breathe. If they're captive animals at aquariums, they might be near the surface most of the time because of the little space they have, too. Even... Read more

There's an earthquake in New Zealand that's been going on all year

Friday, May 31, 2013, 1:25 PM
Normally, when an earthquake happens, it's quick and disastrous. Around New Zealand's capital Wellington, though, there's a slow that's been going on for months and doesn't seem to be bothering anyone. It’s the strongest earthquake to hit the region in 150 years says The New Zealand Herald... Read more

Sorry, mammoth blood discovery does not mean pet mammoths

Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:37 PM
The ancient, frozen remains of a wooly mammoth have been discovered in Russia and its blood, amazingly, is still liquid. "The fragments of muscle tissues, which we've found out of the body, have a natural red color of fresh meat," said Semyon Grigoriev, chairman of the university's Museum of Mammoths... Read more

VIDEO: See inside Heath Ledger's Joker diary from 'The Dark Knight'

Friday, May 31, 2013, 11:25 AM
Heath Ledger turned in a truly incredible performance as Joker in 2008's The Dark Knight. So much so that The Academy honored him with a posthumous Oscar after his accidental prescription drug overdose. Ledger, a method actor, locked himself in a hotel room for weeks, pouring himself into his character... Read more

Everything you'll ever want to know about the Prancercise craze

Friday, May 31, 2013, 10:07 AM
Prancercise: Everyone's doing it. Well, they're not prancercising as much as they're, say, giggling at the instructional video and itching to find out more about its creator, Joanna Rohrback. For those of you behind the ball, this is prancercising: According to the official YouTube video,... Read more

'Finding Nemo' is 10 years old. Remember when it was the subpar Pixar movie?

Friday, May 31, 2013, 9:46 AM
Finding Nemo hit theaters on March 30, 2003. Throughout the past decade, the story and its characters have risen to the upper echelon of Pixar Gods, along with Toy Story, Woody and Buzz. Hell, Pixar's announcement of plans for a Finding Nemo sequel nearly broke the Internet. But, this wasn't always... Read more

Why the hell was Doug Funnie white?

Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:10 AM
If you're on the Internet, chances are you love discussing '90s nostaglia (sorry, but the Internet was invented for people who know all the words to LFO's "Summer Girls" and watched TRL after school). This means that you'll probably be interested in an essay on the racial implications of Nickelodeon's... Read more

'After Earth' is NOT a Will Smith action movie

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 3:27 PM
M. Night Shyamalan's father/son, sci-fi, action drama opens with a shot of Kitai Raige (Jaden Smith) helplessly curling into the fetal position. A flashback then takes us back to three days prior, when Kitai is busy being an angsty, over-zealous, disobedient space cadet (in the literal sense of the... Read more

Someone is planning the greatest bank heist in Los Angeles history

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 11:57 AM
If you've never fantasized about pulling off the ultimate bank heist, then you can stop reading, turn off your computer, shut down your WiFi, and promptly never return to the Internet again. For the rest of you, though, I invite you to squander the rest of your afternoon on Ilona Gaynor's heist project... Read more

Grumpy Cat is getting a movie because, ugh

Thursday, May 30, 2013, 10:56 AM
Tardar Sauce, more commonly known as Grumpy Cat, is going to get herself a movie deal. Yes, really. The Grumpy Cat meme really took off last year, as Tardar Sauce was named the most influential cat of 2012 (because that's an award that actually exists). The cat also landed a bunch of merchandise deals... Read more
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