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Grossout video: Moth and tick removed from man's ear

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A big guy had a bug fly in his ear. “We thought it was a little white moth, but what came out is unbelievable.” Ewwww. [Video, via Reddit]

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A ten-second toaster, for breakfast in a hurry

- YouTuber Photonicinduction tests a toaster to its limits-- and beyond. Play video

The Cosmic Tourist: Visit the 100 Most Awe-Inspiring Destinations in the Universe

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Open the pages of Cosmic Tourist and journey across the universe with 100 thrilling pit stops along the way. Your itinerary starts with Planet Earth, makes stops on the moon, the sun, a comet, Mercury, resting spots through the asteroid belt, and many other cosmic sites until you end up 13,700,000,000 light years away at “Infinity and Beyond.” Each stop offers spectacular photography and fascinating outer space facts that are written by the BBC’s “Sky at Night” astronomers Patrick Moore, Chris Lintott, and Brian May (who also happens to be the guitarist and founding member of Queen).

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Kickstarting another season of the outstanding Relatively Prime math podcast

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Samuel Hansen's fantastic math podcast is everything a technical program should be deep but accessible, thoughtful but funny, and free for all; the new season is on Kickstarter for a few more hours! I put in $35.

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Anti-corporatist protesters seize town hall, citing Magna Carta

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Joly sez, "On October 10 2014 UK activists, concerned about EU-US TTIP and EU-Canada CETA agreements that could make it possible for corporations to sue governments for banning fracking, invoked Article 61 of the Magna Carta to temporarily seize control of Glastonbury Town Hall.

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WATCH: Musician arrested for legally singing in subway

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xac branch says: "One of NYPD's finest arrests a man for playing in the subway after he recites the law word for word that allows him to perform for donations. He continues to sing as he is being handcuffed."

Interesting to see the two undercover officers appear during the arrest.

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Music: "I Don't Wanna Grow Up," Tom Waits (1992)

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My favorite music video of all time.

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Familiar film scenes in Lego

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A film by Morgan Spence.

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Antiquated ATMs are easy pickings for "jackpotting" by fraudsters

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The older machines -- about half of them running Windows XP, which no longer receives security updates -- are very vulnerable to "jackpotting" attacks where criminals trick the machines into paying out money without correctly debiting any account, to the tune of millions.

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Bears would just eat zombies right up

- "Zombies are just walking meat," says David Mizejewski, who explains in this video just how many they'd get through daily as part of Team Nature's cleanup operation. Play video

Music: "You're All Talk," The Pandoras (1985)

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The Pierce led Pandoras.

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Features

What are the best Halloween candies?

This is the real reason we dress up like zombies giant bottles of catsup. David Ng and Ben Cohen present a survey to determine your favorites in anticipation of this year's all-important hierarchical delineation of candy goodness. Read the rest