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  1. Serious 1981 News Report About the Internet Is High Comedy 33 Years Later

    It's a series of neon tubes!

    Ahhh, the '80s. Neon, power ballads, and the Internet. Oh, you don't remember the Internet from the '80s? Get learnt about this here newfangled contraption by taking a trip through time with a vintage tech news segment. Look at those two guys manually typing printed news stories into computers. One day, someone just like them will type the words "you won't believe" in a headline, and their whole industry will be revolutionized.

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  2. Clever Animation Lampoons Taboo Spoilers In Different Fandoms

    As a Firefly late bloomer, I owe you, Internet.

    We here at The Mary Sue have a lot of opinions about spoilers, as does the rest of nerd-dom, obviously. In her new animation Leigh Lahav depicts the egregious sin of spoiling a beloved geeky entity for one's friends—a transgression second only to insulting another's ship.

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  3. Christopher Walken In Direct-To-VCR ’80s Puss In Boots Musical Is All I’ve Ever Wanted From the Internet

    All closet skeletons should have such facial hair.

    I'm sure many of you already knew about the direct-to-VCR 1988 Puss in Boots musical starring Sean Connery's son Jason and a young Christopher Walken as a giant mustachioed cat-man.

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  4. This Is Your Brain on Coffee: How Coffee Affects Your Brain and Body

    I like my brain like I like my coffee: full of caffeine.

    You know how coffee makes you feel. Depending on your necessary intake level, that's anywhere from "awake and alert" to "like a functioning adult human being." But what does the caffeine physically do to your brain and body to generate that feeling? This video from AsapSCIENCE will explain the science behind your brain fuel.

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  5. Monday Cute: Little Girl’s Reaction to Rocket Liftoff Proves This Is How You Get Kids Into Science

    Oh my goodness.

    Getting kids into science is a lot easier than people make it out to be, because science is freaking amazing. Just look at this cute kid react to a "rocket ship" taking off for outer space and tell me she's not going to work for NASA some day. She can barely even handle her excitement. (To be fair, I'm 30 years old and this is still pretty much how I react to rockets taking off.)

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  6. Peter Capaldi Appears on The One Show, Answers Jenna Coleman Exit Rumors

    And continues to steal our hearts.

    The BBC has been understandably tight-lipped about Jenna Coleman's rumored exit from Doctor Who, which has been making the Internet rounds. New Doctor Peter Capaldi was asked point-blank about his co-star's Christmastime exit on BBC One's The One Show, and he teased that he's not even sure she'll make it that far. Watch the full interview after the jump.

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  7. Reminder That the Ocean Is Full of Horrors: Watch a Giant Fish Swallow a Shark

    Point made already, Qui-Gon, jeez.

    What's that, Jaws? Don't go in the water? Yeah, that's pretty solid advice when you consider that somewhere under that water are fish that can eat sharks in a single bite. I think he was trying to send these fishing humans a message: get out of my house.

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  8. Do You Exist? Are You Sure? TED-Ed Explains How You Know You’re Real

    Yeah, but like, do you really exist tho?

    How do you know you're really you and not the figment of some evil genius demon's imagination? This TED-Ed video breaks down the often oversimplified Descartes statement "I think, therefor I am," to convince you that you do, in fact, exist. Now they just need to make a follow video about solipsism to convince me that everyone else exists too.

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  9. The “Smile B****” Training Camp”: Never Ruin A Man’s Day With Your Sad Face Again! [Video]

    This.

    I suspect that for many of our readers (I'm tempted to say especially those who live in larger cities, although let's be honest, chauvinistic stupidity knows no geographical bounds), being ordered to smile by strange men is at least a daily occurrence.

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  10. AsapSCIENCE Explains How Much Sleep We Actually Need [Video]

    Shut up! You're not my mom!

    This video is, no pun intended, a wake-up call. If you're one of the countless people who scoff at the necessity of getting eight solid hours of sleep every night, AsapSCIENCE is here to warn you about the harm that might do your brain and body--unless you're a mutant, that is.

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