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The Myth of Crowdsourcing.

How to make a $250 working replica of the Dazzler, a non-lethal puke flashlight made for Homeland Security.

Top Ten Most Disgusting Halloween Masks.

Popular Mechanics: low-maintenance, high-yield backyard animals.

Lego monsters.

Check out this optical illusion (unless you’re epileptic).

Cow-dung cremations catch on.

Barbie: the live-action movie.

Star Trek Meets Monty Python.

Video — Elephant tusk surgery.

Life Magazine: 30 stupid inventions.

Venn diagram and links to etymology of MBA team names.

Weird, rare clouds and the physics behind them.

How I Converted My Mercedes-Benz to Run on Veggie Oil.

Hitler’s skull is really a woman’s.

Jonah Goldberg — Jonah Goldberg holds the Asness Chair in Applied Liberty at the American Enterprise Institute and is a senior editor of National Review. His new book, The Suicide of The West, is on sale now.

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Politics & Policy

When the Tide Comes In

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Film & TV

Celebrity Activists Do Not Help

Michelle Williams, an actress, has decided to become a spokesman on the issue of pay inequality in her profession, and appears this month on the cover of Vanity Fair with a headline to that effect. This decision follows what she describes as a humiliating episode in which she learned in the pages of USA Today ... Read More
Culture

Washington in the Flesh, Almost

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