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Rob Delaney

  1. A Quick Primer on the Etymology of the Word “Orange” and Why They’re Sometimes Green

    This is all thanks to a Rob Delaney tweet.

    This morning Rob Delaney tweeted about oranges, and it made me curious about the history of the word. It had come up in an earlier article about why we call redheads "redheads" and not "orangeheads," so I wanted to revisit it. Here's why oranges are called oranges and why sometimes they're green.

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  2. The Story Behind This Robotic Butt, and How it Could Someday Help You (And Your Butt)

    The butt has a name, and his name is Patrick.

    This photograph is... striking. It's easy to make a quick joke about like, "Hey! Check out the latest Wii U accessory!" but we took it a few steps further. We've tracked down Benjamin Lok, a doctor who worked on the project to ask him exactly what's going on in the photo, and his answers were fascinating.

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  3. Comedian Rob Delaney Takes Control of the MLB Twitter Account, Hilarity Ensues

    Full disclosure: I think baseball is boring, but I think comedian Rob Delaney is ridiculously interesting. Delaney has control of the Major League Baseball Twitter account, and the results are amazing. Besides the jokes themselves, there's the added bonus of seeing the replies from baseball fans who don't understand what's going on.

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