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  1. 220-Year-Old Time Capsule Buried by Paul Revere and Sam Adams Unearthed in Boston; F*** Yeah, ‘Murrica

    Idk. I'm Canadian.

    One if by land, two if by sea! (Is a history thing I have heard people say.) According to IFLScience, a time capsule buried in 1795 by Paul Revere, Col. William Scollay and then-Massachusetts Governor Sam Adams has been unearthed in Boston.

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  2. Selma Director Asks Us to “Interrogate History” After Op-Ed Claims the Film is Historically Inaccurate

    On December 26th, The Washington Post published "The movie Selma has a glaring flaw," an op-ed by Joseph A. Califano Jr., former domestic affairs chief to President Lyndon B. Johnson. Thankfully, Selma director Ava DuVernay took to Twitter yesterday to respond to Califano's claims.

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  3. Christina Ricci to Play Lizzie Borden Again in Sequel Miniseries for Lifetime

    Overdramatic pear-eating or bust!

    OK, but will the cravats, implied lesbianism, and dramatic pear-eating still be there?

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  4. Surprise! That DNA “Evidence” Shows We’re All Jack the Ripper Victims! Or Something Like That

    These scientists need a lesson from Mr. DNA.

    Oh no! The (most) recent supposed Jack the Ripper identification was wrong! He's still at large! Wait, what do you mean he lived over 100 years ago?

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  5. The Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Brief History Of The TOTALLY KICK-ASS Grace Hopper

    Want to know where the term "computer bug" came from?

    Okay friends I DON’T KNOW IF YOU’RE PREPARED for the badness of a certain GRACE MURRAY HOPPER. Oh, wait, sorry, REAR ADMIRAL Grace Murray Hopper. YEAH. It's about to get REAL.

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  6. It’s Ada Lovelace Day, So Here’s A Brief History Of Her EXTREME RADNESS

    How can one human be SO RAD?!

    Hey ladies, next time some troll gets in your internet-face and tries to be like LOL GIRLS JUST LIKE COMPUTERS FOR ATTENTION or WOMEN DON’T KNOW HOW TO CODE UGH or anything equally ridiculous, I want you to get a picture of Ada Lovelace, tape it to a digital brick, and throw it in their general direction. Because GUESS WHAT GATEKEEPER BROS want to know who wrote the first-ever computer program? It was A LADY NAMED ADA. OOPS.

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  7. Amazon Has a Racism Disclaimer on Tom and Jerry Cartoons, Cue the Censorship Complaints

    How dare they accurately describe a show!

    A quick lesson in censorship: A disclaimer is not censorship. There's nothing wrong with admitting openly that outdated and possibly offensive stereotypes and imagery exist in older cartoons or any kind of entertainment. Amazon has done just that with Tom and Jerry on their instant streaming video service, and people are reacting about as well as you'd expect.

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  8. The Mary Sue Interview: Medieval Full-Contact Steel Fighter Sandra Lagnese

    BRING THE BOHURTS!

    As I wandered through the hotel maze of Dragon Con a few weekends ago in Atlanta, Georgia, I found myself in the basement of the Hyatt looking at a sign that said "The Armory." While there I met Sandra Lagnese, who participates in full-contact medieval steel fighting—aka bohurts—and was one of the first women to join the Armored Combat League USA Knights team. Yeah, I was impressed too.

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  9. Things We Saw Today: The Best Magneto Cosplay Ever

    Perfection.

    The spoon. THE SPOOOOOOOOOON.

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  10. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s “Gritty” Memoir Will Be Out This Fall, Sounds Historically Accurate And Deeply Upsetting

    While we're being real, those Boxcar Children...are they okay?

    The Little House On The Prairie books have inspired a beloved television series, a musical, and my own unshakable belief that I'd be much happier living in a log cabin with Ma, Pa, Mary, and Laura. But book lovers may have to reassess some of their associations with the series: after decades of delays, Laura Ingalls Wilder's memoir will be finally be published on November 15th, and it sounds horrifying.

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