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After Justice League, Zack Snyder Wants to Make a 300-Style Biopic About George Washington

When Zack Snyder looks at Emanuel Leutze's well-known painting, Washington Crossing the Delaware (pictured above), he sees the potential for a 300-style movie about the president's life, packed with action movie trappings. Oh, also, Zack Snyder owns a print of this painting, and this movie idea is not a joke -- it's an actual plan.

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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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Study Shows “Pinocchio” Won’t Help Your Kid Handle The Truth

Or whales.

Of all the moralistic fables told to kids to encourage honesty, "Pinocchio" is one of the weirdest, and possibly the least effective. A team of child psychologists recently studied the influence classic tales have on the honesty of children between 3-7 years old, and found that stories need a very specific touch to teach the merits of truth.

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Make Love like an Eagle Falling out of the Sky with Endangered Animal Condoms

You know, like George Washington. That song is factual, right?

Now you can create less humans and save more animals with endangered animal condoms. Wait, that sounds like condoms made from endangered animals, which it's not, because would be horrible, for obvious endangered species reasons, and because they wouldn't really work. No, they're condoms that remind you that we need more animals—not people.

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The Digital Public Library of America Brings Digital Artifacts Online

Libraries are places a lot of young people get their start on the path to geekdom. They can spark a love of reading, and provide a place to explore interests however niche. As more and more information moves online, libraries are evolving, and part of that evolution goes live this week. On Thursday, the Digital Public Library of America will bring two million digital objects online for public consumption.

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George Washington Becomes America’s Greatest Villain in Assassin’s Creed III DLC

In news that'll make you check to see if it's actually April 1st and all of your memories of the past few months have just been a weird soap opera style dream, Ubisoft has announced some new DLC for Assassin's Creed III that features George Washington succumbing to evil. It's called The Tyranny of George Washington. The evils of George Washington must be stopped.

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Brewing George Washington’s Beer Using His Original Recipe

George Washington was a lot of things -- general, statesman, farmer -- but at the end of the day he just wanted to put his feet up, pop out his apocryphal wooden teeth and enjoy a good brew. And now, thanks to the New York Public Library, the world can share in George's personal beer recipe. And soon, Washington will join the ranks of King Tut as a famous leaders to have an anachronistic beer produced in their honor as the Coney Island Brewery takes up the challenge of reproducing his beer.  The Coney Island Brewing Company has christened it the Fortitude’s Founding Father Brew, and its based off the original hand-written recipe below.

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Dodge Challenger Freedom Commercial Will Make You Weep Proud Tears of Red, White, and Blue

Car commercials: They're usually boring and feature either a midsize sedan driving through an otherwise car-free urban landscape at night or an offroad vehicle kicking up clouds of dust, accompanied by a disclaimer that you probably shouldn't drive it off of actual roads. Not this one, though: In a commercial for their Dodge Challenger Freedom which originally aired during the U.S.-England world cup match, Dodge has given us a ... reinterpretation of the Revolutionary War in which (spoiler alert) George Washington and a posse of cars which are probably Dodge Challenger Freedoms cruise in to lead the American charge against the British and win us our freedoms back.

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