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  1. Before You Ruin Yourself With Champagne Tonight, Find Out How It Works

    Somebody call Dr. Spaceman!

    Just because it's New Year's Eve doesn't mean we can't all sit down and learn ourselves a little bit of science. For example, where do sparkling wine and Champagne get their bubble-y consistency from, and why does a bottle of Champagne pop when you open it? Watch this Reactions video to discover why, and be sure to impress your party guests with your newfound knowledge later.

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  2. You’ll Put Your Eye Out, Kid: Doctors Warn of Dangers of Flying Champagne Corks

    It's New Year's Eve, which means plenty of us will be following a certain great global tradition --going home with a stranger in a desperate, booze-addled effort to prove that we, too, are worthy of love. In another tradition, this will leave plenty of us wishing that we were blind when we wake up tomorrow morning to welcome another year. The American Academy of Ophthalmology, though, reminds us that, aside from "while you're pulling on your pants and calling a cab tomorrow morning," being blind is not a desirable condition. The organization has even issued a handy public service warning to remind people to exercise caution when popping the champagne this evening, as the flying corks can put eyes out just as easily as a Red Ryder BB Gun.

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  3. Geekolinks: 12/31

    What Happens on Facebook Every 20 Minutes (TechCrunch) The Top 25 Movies and Actors in 2010 on IMDB (Bleeding Cool) Biggest Nerd Disappointments of 2010(Topless Robot) Middle School Instates Steve-Urkel-Based Pants Policy (Stylite) How To Open A Champagne Bottle With A Saber (Wired) Imgur's Most Popular Images of 2010 (Imgur) NASA's Best Photos of 2010 (HuffPo) See you next year!

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