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  1. Watch the U.S. Trailer for The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, a Documentary about Studio Ghibli

    Imagine being given unprecedented access into the inner workings of an internationally acclaimed and beloved film studio during the same year that the studio's most recognized co-founder decides to retire. That's the position hat director Mami Sunada found herself with The Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, in which she follows Studio Ghibli founders Hayao Miyazaki, Toshio Suzuki, and Isao Takahata over the course of a year. The trailer looks fascinating, don't you think?

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  2. Dorkly Presents 10 Fictional Video Games We Want to Play IRL

    Press start.

    h come on, like you wouldn't want to play Wreck-It Ralph's Sugar Rush. It'd be like candy-themed Mario Kart! Imagine a Luigi-style Vanellope glare as you mow down your enemies with sweetness and sugar. Check out the rest of the fictional video games that should be real over at Dorkly.

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  3. Mudbloods Director Farzard Sangari and Chaser Ali Cottong Talk About Real-Life Quidditch

    Brooms up!

    If you haven't heard of Mudbloods, don't let the title fool you—it's a surprisingly heartfelt and fascinating look into the world of collegiate-level Quidditch, which is a real sport that has nothing to do with magic. Our review of the documentary went up on Wednesday, but we also got the chance to speak with both the director Farzad Sangari and one of the former UCLA players, Ali Cottong, about the world they tried to capture together on film.

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  4. [Updated] Today Daniel Handler Is Matching All Donations Made To The #WeNeedDiverseBooks Campaign

    Innnteresting.

    After making a bunch of terrible and quite racist jokes at the expense of African American YA author Jacqueline Woodsen on Wednesday night, Series of Unfortunate Events author David Handler (better known as Lemony Snicket) has announced that he'll be donating a lot of money to a campaign dedicated to changing the landscape of children's literature—and he wants you to donate, too.

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  5. Here’s The “Sound” ESA’s Philae Probe Made When It Landed on a Comet

    Wheeee!

    In space, no one can hear you scream. But if you were going to land on a comet while equipped with special acoustic sensors, they would definitely be able to hear that—and it would probably sound a little something like this.

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  6. One More Barbie Thing: Brand Facebook Apologizes For Terrible Computer Engineer Book

    Apology Barbie

    Well, that was fast!

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  7. Review: Mudbloods Documentary Shows You An Amazing New Side to Quidditch

    Brooms up!

    A whole generation of Harry Potter fans can probably still remember the heartbreak they felt in childhood upon realizing that Hogwarts isn't real and they weren't going to get sent a letter in the mail informing them of their supernatural wizarding powers. There are ways to pretend otherwise, of course, but only one such method involves running, jumping, and brutally body checking your opponents as a crowd of onlookers cheer for you. Ladies and gentlemuggles: welcome to Quidditch.

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  8. Germany Works To Make Iconic Crosswalk Signs A Little Less Sexist

    Sehr hübsch!

    Most of us think of the little person on the crosswalk sign as a generic, genderless, nondescript pedestrian. In East Berlin, though, crossing signs are inhabited by the adorable hat-wearing "Ampelmann," an enormously popular cult icon who can now be found on lights all across the country. But some Germans worries that as cute as he is, he makes all their crosswalks a bit too... well, male-centric.

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  9. Here’s That Guardians of the Galaxy Dance-Off Everyone’s Been Talking About

    Oh, it's on.

    You've heard the rumors. You've seen the GIFs on Tumblr. You've probably already watched it a bunch of times on a burner YouTube account right before it got yanked by Disney for copyright reasons. Now Marvel has officially put up the Guardians  gag reel dance-off scene up for all the world to see and share. You're welcome.

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  10. Things We Saw Today: Shut Wesley Crusher Up By Stealing His Sweater And Wearing It As Your Own

    We're from Starfleet! We wear hoodies!

    Sure, Wesley Crusher's style isn't exactly enviable, but that sweatshirt sure is. If that's not fantastic enough for you, there's also a picture of Wil Wheaton himself wearing the hoodie on the Thinkgeek website, too. (via Toybox)

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