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The Universe Magnified

This is one of the most beautiful infographics we've ever seen: a high resolution view of different levels of the universe. Our favorite parts are the jaw-dropping nebulae and then the point where you see the size of Pluto compared to Texas. Puts things into perspective. Try it out in full-screen...

10 Best Marijuana Strains

10 Best Marijuana Strains

I've been reading up on the history of Marijuana. I smoked weed for years without having much knowledge about it. Now that I have more knowledge I have little to no desire to smoke it. But on occassion it's nice to hit the pipe and relax. I've compiled a list of the 10 best marijuana strains....

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

The 50 Most Brilliant Atheists of All Time

Atheism is generating quite a lot of attention these days. Prominent atheists are getting the word out about their views in increasing numbers and generating lots of public debate on the proper place of religion in governments and societies in the modern world. And now more than ever, atheists...

The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

The 15 Coolest Cases of Biomimicry

Those who are inspired by a model other than Nature, a mistress above all masters, are laboring in vain. - Leonardo Da Vinci Biomimicry - The practice of developing sustainable human technologies inspired by nature. Sometimes called Biomimetics or Bionics, it's basically biologically inspired...

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

The 15 Smartest and Dumbest Presidents of the United States

Universally and instantly recognizable, the President of the United States – the heads of state and government of the world’s largest superpower, the commander–in-chief of the US Armed Forces, the omnipotent and oft-termed “Leader of the Free World” – requires no long-winded or flowery introduction. What does require clarification, however, are the notions of “smartness” and “dumbness”.

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

10 Most Notorious Suicide Cults in History

Halloween is on its way and feeble horror tales are being dished out left, right and center. The following true stories, however, are not only filled with death but actually happened. Though often brutal and nonsensical, ritual suicide is real, and has occurred throughout history. The motives...

10 Most Notorious Mafia Bosses on Earth

10 Most Notorious Mafia Bosses on Earth

The Mafia. The name alone conjures shadowy images of underworld activity: debts and allegiances, honor and respect, family, power, and death. Add to that the popular cinematic exploits of Hollywood Mafioso as portrayed by Brando, De Niro, Pacino et al, and there is a romanticism associated with...

60 Great Pick Up Lines:  Most Original, Ordinary, and Outrageous

60 Great Pick Up Lines: Most Original, Ordinary, and Outrageous

Today's dating game is a bit overwhelming. Whether you're new to the game, returning to the game, or just out to see what kind of trouble you can get into, here is the countdown of the Best Pick Up Lines: 20 Most Original, Ordinary, and (downright) Outrageous lines to start (or end) a conversation!...

Nicki Minaj Sextape Leaked (Photos)

Nicki Minaj Sextape Leaked (Photos)

Recording artist Nicki Minaj is the latest celebrity in the midst of a leaked sextape. Mediatakeout.com was first to announce Minaj's adult film. The twenty six year old was apparently topless while wearing a jet black wig in footage best described as "grainy." The film was believed to have been...

The Truth About Sitting Down

The Truth About Sitting Down

You're likely doing it right now - and it is slowly killing you. Yes, sitting down for more than six hours a day can increase your risk of death by as much as 40%.