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Things We Saw Today: Why You Can Smell That Petrichor After It Rains

Here’s a video from MIT laying out a bit about how the rain leaves that specific smell behind. (via HuffPo Science)

  • In case you forgot that BODIES ARE HELLA COOL, check out this side-by-side comparison of the body shapes of the world’s top athletes. (via Bored Panda)
  • Wes Bentley and Michael C. Hall have joined Pete’s Dragon. I am trying to picture Hall in a family movie but then images from Dexter and Kill Your Darlings are dancing in my head. But I believe in you, Michael! I believe you can outlive the lumberjack beard! (via Slashfilm)
  • Trick your brain to get things done. Bonus points for the slugperson graphic they put in this article, which both delights me and haunts my dreams. (via New York Times)

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Here is a Severus Snape dessert I would like to devour both for emotional catharsis and because it looks delicious. (via That’s Nerdalicious) (image via BlueBayDesserts)

This woman, Maria Wilcox, is the last fluent speaker of a dying language (the Wukchumni language, “spoken by a Native American tribe of less than 200 remaining members.” She’s currently working on a dictionary to help preserve its memory. This lady is my hero. SHE’S SO COOL, YOU GUYS. (via National Geographic)

I DIE.

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