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Things We Saw Today: Now You Can Take an Online Version of That Get Out-Inspired College Seminar

Does the idea of a college course on Jordan Peele's Get Out, titled "Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic," have your nerd juices flowing? Then we have some good news.

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Little Girl Delights in Her Own Farts, Is a Role Model for Women and Girls Everywhere

Tomorrow is New Year's Day, and with every New Year's Day comes the promise of new beginnings, or new ways of doing things, or breaking old habits. Some people, like the little girl in the video after the jump, are determined to ring in 2016 by breaking down gender stereotypes!

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Things We Saw Today: Remarkable Steven Universe Fan-Art

This gallery of Steven Universe fan-art by Comics Alliance includes some very impressive entries, such as the one up top, created by Rita Dmitrijenko. The 37-image spread includes art of all kinds, from chalk drawings to stuffed plushes to oil painting-inspired masterpieces.

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Not to Be Contained, Paul Rudd Farts His Way Through an Ant-Man Interview

Do ants fart?

I think he left some Pym Particles behind.

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Admit That You Like The Smell of Your Own Farts, and AsapSCIENCE Will Tell you Why

Admitting is the first step.

Don't give me any of that "Eww farts are gross I don't even do that because I am a proper mature adult let's talk about something else like income taxes" noise, either. It's a fact of life: people fart, and you think yours aren't as bad as the rest of humanity's. Let's just start from that base knowledge and work from there.

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Things We Saw Today: Why Did Nobody Tell Me There Are Official Pacific Rim Bomber Jackets?


And at $184.99, I can totally afford one! If I don't buy food for a month. That's feasible, right? The official Legendary site has Gipsy Danger, Crimson Typhoon, Cherno Alpha, and Striker Eureka.

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British Inventor Builds Giant Fart Machine, Will Point It at France

Technically it's a pulse jet, but let's call a fart machine a fart machine.

British inventor Colin Furze is building a gigantic fart machine and fake butt to put it behind so that he can point it at France. Why? I've reached out in an email asking exactly that, but have not had a response yet. For now let's just work under the assumption that it's because farts are funny, so giant farts should be even funnier.

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Scientists Know How Black Holes Pass Gas at Super High Speeds, Eating Beans Finally Ruled Out

So they've discovered the super burrito, then?

Supermassive black holes are the enormous, hungry gravitational centers of our galaxies, but eating all of that matter leaves them a little gassy. So gassy, in fact, that they eject streams of molecular hydrogen (two hydrogen molecules bound together) at speeds of 1 million kilometers per hour. Much like farting is a normal part of your body's healthy function, so the gas passed by black holes is important to galaxy evolution, and now scientists know how they work.

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Review: Not Even Farts Can Save A Million Ways to Die in the West

Spoilers below, but I'd prefer to call them warnings.

When I agreed to see A Million Ways to Die in the West I thought it wouldn't fit as nicely into Team Geekosystem's purview as MacFarlane's other big project this year, Cosmos--but boy, was I wrong! If there's any beat this blog loves covering it's fart news, and, much like the vast expanses of space, this is a movie that's full of gas.

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Above Average’s “Gassy Walt Whitman” Is Our New Favorite Meme

We must fart my darlings, we must bear the brunt of danger.

The Internet loves a good meme, but in their series "Memes That Never Made It" Above Average looks at some of the misses. Today they released another round of "Gassy Walt Whitman" images that take lines from Whitman's poems and turn them into fart jokes. Highbrow? Not really, but that doesn't make us love it any less.

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Argue About Bread in This Week’s Geekosystem Podcast “Toast Sandwich Inflartion”

More toast arguments than anyone would have expected.

Shortly before recording this week's episode we learned about the "toast sandwich," which is a piece of toast between two pieces of un-toasted bread. Sounds harmless enough, right? Well, that didn't stop us all from having very strong opinions about it -- so much so that we replaced Editors' Picks this week with spite.

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Fish Communicate Via Farts, Nature is Truly a Beautiful Thing

Just when you thought it was safe to get back in the water.

It's long been known that herring are noisy fish, especially when they're chilling in groups. Now a team of scientists have discovered that herring use air emissions from their anus to communicate with their species, and just in case you're still not clear what's going on here, the sound has been christened "Fast Repetitive Tick", or FRT.

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Study Examines Farting in the Workplace

Guess that explains this gas ceiling thing I've been hearing so much about.

God bless the folks over at The Black Sheep. In honor of the grads of '14, they conducted a (vaguely) scientific study to prepare new members of the work force for one of the most stigmatized areas of professional etiquette: the office fart. Be fartwarned: you will recognize yourself in these statistics.

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Lenny the Gassy Cat Shows That Home Is Where the Fart Is

I think I'd actually prefer digested tuna smell to constant indifference.

The story of Lenny the cat has a happy ending, unlike his explosive digestive tract: the smelly cat has finally found a forever home after being abandoned in a park, one failed adoption, and numerous alleged feline farts.

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Today We Learned: Japanese “Fart Battle” Scrolls Exist

How does one petition the Olympic Committee to add a sport?

Let's talk about farts. Specifically, fart battles as depicted in these hundreds-of-years-old Japanese "he-gassen" scrolls. They're a real thing, and they might be the best real thing we've seen today. Check out some more examples below.

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“The New Choobs” Dropped a Bunch of Fart Sounds Over Kylie Minogue’s “Sexercise” Video, and We Can’t Stop Laughing

We can't agree on the best onomatopoeia for farts to put here.

Kylie Minogue released a new video for her song "Sexercise" recently, and a lot of people on the Internet have opinions about it. The New Choobs took it upon themselves to drop fart sounds over it, and the result is a work of fart. There's a lot of giggling at Geekosystem Headquarters today.

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Space Farts Could Be Silent But Deadly Astronaut Killers

Houston, we have a problem. A butt problem.

Given the recent resurgence of interest in the cosmos, it's natural for us Earthlings to worry about the safety of the men and women bravely exploring the final frontier. But are we concerned enough about space farts? The risks posed by flatulence in a confined area are more than just hot air.

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Doctor Proctor’s Fart Powder Movie Has Norwegian Children Show off Their Fartbending Skills

I grew up in the wrong country.

I don't know what kind of special burritos they're feeding kids in Norway, but they're flying around under the power of their own farts. At least, that's the premise of Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder, which is likeĀ Legend of Korra's Meelo andĀ The Rocketeer mashed together into what is probably the perfect children's movie.

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We All Know Burping And Farting Are Hilarious, But Why Are We So Gassy?

This is serious science, you guys, don't laugh.

If you don't think flatulence is occasionally hilarious, you're probably on the wrong website. Since we love both farts and science around here, we were intrigued by SciShow's new episode explaining why, exactly, we get a bit gassy. And we didn't giggle at all while watching it. Probably.

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AsapSCIENCE Explains Why “Silent but Deadly” Farts Are a Real Thing, Science’s Greatest Question Answered [Video]

We've heard that silent but deadlies prefer the term "ninja farts." It's more politically correct.

It turns out that "silent but deadly" is a real thing in the science of farts. Also, we are now considering "fart science" a real thing, which makes our inner middle-schoolers extremely pumped. Take note, educators: reinvigorate your curriculum with a class on fart density.

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