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    Glen is a comedian, writer, husband, and father. He won his third-grade science fair and is a former preschool science teacher, which is a real job.

  1. Weird Al Yankovic Finally Has a Billboard #1 Record With Mandatory Fun

    I mean, of course he does. It's mandatory.

    After more than 30 years in the music business, song parody genius Weird Al Yankovic has finally landed himself at the top of the charts with his new album Mandatory Fun set to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200. It's probably safe to assume that last week's run of music videos played a huge part in this. Congratulations, Al! Couldn't have happened to a weirder guy.

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  2. Newly Discovered Kepler-421b Has Longest-Known Year of Any Transiting Exoplanet

    One-million, thirteen-thousand, seven-hundred sixty minutes, how do you measure, measure a year?

    Kepler-421b orbits its star at a leisurely pace of making one trip around every 704 Earth days, or nearly half the speed the Earth moves around the Sun. That's not the slowest orbit we've found, but it's significant because Kepler-421b is beyond its star's "Snow Line," and it's a transiting exoplanet. Together those things mean we were incredibly lucky to find it at all.

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  3. British Inventor Builds Giant Fart Machine, Will Point It at France

    Technically it's a pulse jet, but let's call a fart machine a fart machine.

    British inventor Colin Furze is building a gigantic fart machine and fake butt to put it behind so that he can point it at France. Why? I've reached out in an email asking exactly that, but have not had a response yet. For now let's just work under the assumption that it's because farts are funny, so giant farts should be even funnier.

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  4. Pizza Hut Created a Real 12-Foot-Tall Ninja Turtles Pizza Launcher

    Finally Pizza Hut pizza has reached it fully weaponized potential.

    Remember the Ninja Turtles Pizza Launcher toy? It hurled little plastic pizzas at your enemies. That's just a toy right? Certainly, no person would be insane enough to build a real life machine that tosses pizzas! It turns out that Pizza Hut is an entire company of people exactly that insane. They built one and they're showing it off at San Diego Comic-Con.

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  5. Acetaminophen (Tylenol) Analgesics: How Do They Work? Turns Out We Don’t Actually Know

    Nanobots? A series of tubes? I have a headache just thinking about it.

    For as much as people rely on acetaminophen–better known as Tylenol–for pain relief, we don't actually know why it works. There are a few theories, but no one can say for sure. In the latest from The American Chemical Society's Reactions series, they try to explain the possible ways this stuff works, and also why it might be more dangerous than you think.

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  6. This Video of Dana Scully Talking About Science Is Our New Summer Jam

    You can't argue the science behind that funky beat.

    "Scully Likes Science" isn't your average supercut. Anyone could cut together a bunch of X-Files clips where Scully talks about science, but Ryan English put it to music and created something that I will put up against any other track as the song of the summer. At least, for science geeks.

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  7. Game Changer: Seedless Mangos Now a Reality

    Can you tell a fruit to no longer have seeds? Such is mango. Yes. Yes you can.

    Mangos are delicious, but that big dumb seed in the middle makes eating one a challenge. There's got to be a better way! Thankfully Indian fruit scientists have bred a mango that does away with the seed leaving nothing but delicious, delicious fruit. Who wants smoothies?

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  8. Actual Beetles Killed Actual Beatle George Harrison’s Memorial Tree

    What will become of Monroe Yoder's memorial beet farm?

    The Beatles' George Harrison had a tree planted in his memory in 2004 in Los Angeles where the musician spent the last few years of his life. In a strange twist of fate, the tree was recently infested with real, actual, non-musical beetles and died.

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  9. Interview: I Origins Writer & Director Mike Cahill

    We also talked about dinosaur footprints and how dogs poop.

    Fox Searchlight's I Origins came out last weekend. I've already posted my review and interviews with the cast of the film, but I also had the chance to speak with writer/director Mike Cahill about his process and inspiration.

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  10. How Do Our Bodies Know Left From Right? PBS Show It’s Okay To Be Smart Explains [Video]

    Does it just do that thing where you make L's with your hands?

    Most people know their left from their right, and so do their bodies. But how? In the third and final video in their series on guts, It's Okay To Be Smart looks at exactly that. This episode delves into the important of symmetry and asymmetry to life, and where those things may have come from in evolution.

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