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Last October, the Homestar Runner gang emerged from obscurity , and now it's the moment we have all been waiting for! Strong Bad is back to answerin' emails. Sort of. Kind of. Hey, at least he hates April Fools' Day too. Bless the return of Homestar Runner!Read more...

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Putting little blindfolds on turtles has gotten to be a widespread scientific pursuit. Find out all the different ways, and reasons, why you might want to blindfold a creature that's too slow to run away from you.Read more...

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For decades, astronomers have assumed that Earth-like planets cannot form around binary stars on account of wacky gravitational effects. Which, for Star Wars fans, was a total downer. But a new study suggests that not only is the formation of Tatooine-like planets very much possible, they may actually be quite common. Read more...

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On this week's episode of Face Off it's a straightforward horror themed challenge - to make "an evil, demonic doll character." At least one of the contestants is glad it's not a "whimsical" challenge. Which contestant creates the best nightmare fuel and who has a nightmare week? Results ahead.Read more...

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When George R.R. Martin released A Game of Thrones in 1996, he helped to change the game with his grounded approach to fantasy tropes. At the same time, people sometimes talk as though Martin was the first to bring realism to epic fantasy. So here are 10 other authors who were doing "gritty" fantasy before Martin.Read more...

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Although created for the classic animated series Batman Beyond, Terry McGinnis has worked his way into the comic books for the past few years. But it looks like for the first time in the character's history, Terry may be ceding the role as the future Batman, with another character taking on the mantle.Read more...

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After the Harrison Wells reveal in the last two episodes, I assumed The Flash was going to slow down the plot (pun intended) for a bit, take some time, pad it out, postpone the new reveal for closer to the season finale.. This did not happen. At all.Read more...

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Greetings, my fine, feathered something starting with "F"! Much like you guys in distant 2015, we celebrate April Fools' Day here in my post-apocalyptic future. Of course, nowadays "celebrate" means "murder anyone caught making crap up", but I'm pretty sure this tradition has its origin in your time...Read more...

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There's been a few remote-controlled K-9 toys over the years since the Doctor's canine companion trundled his way back into our hearts with the revived version of Doctor Who — but this latest version uses a smartphone app to give you the ultimate Robot Dog toy!Read more...

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Myanmar's Inle Lake is one of the largest lakes in the country, but in the last 20 years, satellite images have been revealing what looks like a smaller surface area. The lake, however, is still there — it's just hidden beneath a sprawling, floating tomato farm.Read more...

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You may believe that whether a person is found not guilty due to insanity depends on the courts, on the doctors, or even just on the money they paid their lawyer. It doesn't. It depends on what you think of insanity as a legal defense. Read more...

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The internet isn't done kicking around Interstellar, and this honest trailer has every single complaint about Chris Nolan's movies stuffed into one reasonably sized video. But it still manages to praise its "ambitious" beauty and what not. Read more...

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Last night's episode of Agents of SHIELD was pretty fascinating, and not just because it revealed the origins of the current disagreement. We got another look at the huge turning point for SHIELD — and we saw what other people learned from it. What does SHIELD stand for, and what should it be after Hydra? Spoilers ahead...Read more...

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After analyzing the 75-million-year-old remains of a raptor couple likely killed in sand dune collapse, a Canadian paleontologist has discovered dramatic physical differences between the two, a possible sign of sexual dimorphism in the species, and further evidence that these dinos partook in elaborate mating rituals. Read more...

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The tabletop gaming industry has a rich history of releasing joke products and silly articles for April Fools' Day, and this year is no different. Here are some of best, including Katanas & Trenchcoats, the brooding '90s throwback RPG you never knew you always wanted.Read more...

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Sodium azide is a white powder that explodes when it hits metal. When it hits water, it turns into an acid that can eat through your skin. When it's inhaled, it shreds your lungs. But for a long time, it was in your car.Read more...

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The Wire isn't just one of the best TV shows ever made, it's probably one of the greatest works of art produced in the last century. The whole series has been remastered in HD, and you can preorder it today (with low price guarantee) for $110. It was $160 or more until today, and we don't know if it'll shoot back up. [Preorder The Wire: The Complete Series, $110]Read more...

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Deadspin Yes, Flying Parents To The Final Four Is Paying Players | Gizmodo Interstellar honest trailer rips apart Christopher Nolan's space movie | Jezebel Noose Found Hanging from Tree on Duke University Campus | Lifehacker Your 2015 April Fool's Day Prank Spoiler |Read more...

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Photoshops (or generic photo editing tool of your choice) to the ready, people! We're going to play a game.Read more...

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Born in 1898, Japan's Misao Okawa died peacefully in her nursing home earlier today. Here's how her remarkably long tenure on Earth stacks up against the longest human lives. Read more...

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Edward James Olmos talks Agents of SHIELD. Check out some new Age of Ultron footage, plus a brief tease for Ant-Man. Stan Lee is making a new superhero series for UK TV. Plus, teasers for what's ahead on The Flash, iZombie and Gotham. Spoilers, Assemble!Read more...

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Yesterday, researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory put the final touches on a design that's on its way to Hawaii for a test launch and landing before, eventually, hopefully, being deployed on Mars. And the design bears a more than passing resemblance to the iconic flying saucer.Read more...

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While the series finale of The X-Files ended with a scene between Mulder and Scully, there was originally a different ending to the series. The clip above shows that final scene and commentary from executive producer Frank Spotnitz describing how they'd originally wanted Martin Sheen to appear.Read more...

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Located in Kromlau, Germany, the Rakotzbrücke was built as a perfect half-circle so that still waters and correct lighting would create the illusion of a full circle. It even has outcroppings on each side to make it look like a natural occurrence. In the imagination, it conjures thoughts of a portal to another world. Read more...

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