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  1. Marc Maron and Adam Carolla Fill Us in on the Current State of the Podcasts vs. Patent Trolls Fight

    Spoiler alert: Patent trolls are still the worst.

    Today's episode of WTF with Marc Maron features the great Billy Connolly, but before that part of the show Maron sat down with fellow podcaster Adam Carolla to discuss the current state of his fight against the patent trolls currently targeting podcasters. Hear how it's going and learn what you can do to help.

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  2. Crowdsourced Psychology: Diagnose What’s Wrong with Marc Maron, Win a Prize

    Do we have to limit our guess to just one thing?

    If you're a fan of Marc Maron's podcast WTF with Marc Maron, seen his IFC show Maron, or read his book Attempting Normal, you probably have some theories on what exactly is wrong with him, and he'd like to hear them. He put a call out for armchair diagnoses, and has even offered a prize if anyone gets it right.

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  3. IFC’s Maron Premieres Friday… Or You Can Just Watch It Right Now

    Marc Maron hosts one of the best podcasts on the Internet, WTF with Marc Maron, and now he's hoping to parlay some of that success into the world of television with a new show on IFC. It premieres this Friday night, but because waiting for things is the worst they've put the first episode up online already. Check it out right here.

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  4. Here’s A Horrific Scientific Survey Of 50 Bats Being Captured By Spiders

    Here's some nightmare fuel you could have gone the rest of your life without knowing: every continent except Antarctica hosts spiders so large, they can trap bats in their webs. That's according to a study released earlier this month in the open-access journal PLOS ONE that records in often gruesome detail 50 incidents of spiders ensnaring bats. In related news, who is moving to Antarctica with me right the hell now?

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  5. Hallway Swimming’s Amazingly Fun to Watch for Reasons I Can’t Explain [Video]

    Sometimes, a thing is exactly the weird thing it sounds like, and it just makes us incredibly happy.  There's nothing particularly complicated about hallway swimming -- all you seem to need is a reasonable degree of physical fitness and a freshly waxed floor. It's not high art by any means, but not everything has to be. This looks like the most fun you can have making your head spin that doesn't involve a bottle of something that could strip paint, and there's something very sublime and soothing about it, though I can't quite put my finger on what.

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  6. Are Sex Robots the Key to a Longer Life?? Fans of Robot Sex Say So

    I think we can all agree on something: Sex and finding ways to stay alive longer are two things that most people spend a lot of time thinking about. Doctors of all stripes have been finding ways of connecting sexual activity to mental and physical health for years, so the idea that they're linked isn't crazy.  You know what is a little crazy, though? The idea that, like everything else in life, robots will eventually do a better job of using sex to make people live longer, healthier lives than people. According to the Center of Transhumanity, however, that's exactly what's going to happen.

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  7. Falling Shark Causes “Rain of Terror” on California Golf Course (Get it!?)

    If you're planning to do any outdoor activities this weekend, make sure you keep an eye out for signs of hurricanes and fish falling out of the sky. Yes, that's right folks: There are sharks falling of the sky, and there's nothing we can do about it... Ok, so it was actually just one shark: It fell onto on a golf course in California. It may only be one shark right now, but this could be the first sign of a falling fish epidemic the likes of which we've never seen!

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  8. Watch Kids Play “Flaming Fireball” A.K.A. Soccer with a Flaming Coconut [Video]

    Soccer (or football, if you prefer) a global pastime. It only makes sense that, over time, different parts of the world come up with different variations on the game, whether in the form of a new set of rules or maybe -- why the hell are those kids kicking a flaming coconut?!

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  9. Microsoft Sends DMCA Requests to the BBC, Wikipedia, and More

    The world of internet piracy and online copyright enforcement is rife with stories of incompetence, especially on the side of major corporations and copyright holders. Many of those problems stem from the fact that the most frequently used weapon of copyright-holders, sending DMCA takedown requests to remove sites illegally sharing copyrighted material from search engines, is automated. The systems in place send an obscene number of notices, including duplicate requests for sites that have already been removed and now, apparently, random requests to remove any site even slightly connected to a company's copyrighted material. For example, a recent rash of DMCA notices from Microsoft asked Google to delist a series of popular, most-likely non-infringing sites, including TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, BBC.com, and Wikipedia.

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  10. Asteroid Dust Cloud May be Earth’s Best Hope Against Global Warming

    Environmentalists want people to reduce their carbon footprints, compost, and do absolutely anything that might be able to reduce the effects of global warming. I'm not saying the environment isn't important, but the battle against convenience will inevitably be a losing one. Luckily for us, scientists from Scotland may have found a way to prevent the sun from melting us alive without asking the average person to stop driving their car. Researchers at the University of Strathclyde think the best way to reduce the sun's impact on the planet is to block some of its rays with a giant cloud of asteroid dust.

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