This is a really neat aluminum spiral video

“This is what you get when you iron a Slinky,” said one commenter.

So soothing and gorgeous.

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Samsung and Foxconn to back cable-free phone tech by Tony Fadell of iPod and Nest fame

Tony Fadell is best known "one of the fathers of the iPod" at Apple, and as the former CEO of Nest. We've agreed to forget that he led the Google Glass division for a while, too. Today, news broke that the serial inventor and investor is now working with companies including Samsung Electronics and Foxconn's parent company, Hon Hai Precision Industry, to develop new technology that would allow mobile phone devices to “transfer large amounts of data without using wires or WiFi connections.”

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Lin-Manuel Miranda's childhood home movies show him busting out dance moves

On The Late Late Show with James Corden, Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said that, while on a recent vacation, he digitized all the VHS home movies he made in his childhood.

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Watch: Full remarks of Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer, at memorial

Here is video of the full remarks by Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville car attack victim Heather Heyer, at her daughter's memorial service.

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No touchy plz

Do not touch, hooman.

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Trump: 'Alt-left' attacked in Charlottesville, 'both sides' to blame for deadly violence

President Donald Trump, whose father was reported to have marched “berobed“ with the Ku Klux Klan in 1927, once again today bizarrely blamed “both sides” for violence in Charlottesville this past weekend. Alt-right, Nazi, and white supremacist terrorists met to protest the removal of a Confederate statue, and a woman was murdered.

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We are Not a Monolith: Portraits of Muslim women by Tasneem, photographer who's also a Muslim woman

Brown Girl Magazine recently featured the work of my friend Tasneem Nanji, whose photographs of Muslim women in London and New York illuminate the lives of individuals consistently portrayed as one-dimensional "others" in media.

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Sassy Trump: "On Many Sides"

All words are Trump's own.

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Here's what a clown learned about male violence by face-painting kids at a picnic

Sanduhruh is a clown who wrote a twitter thread about her experience painting faces at a picnic. When little boys wanted butterflies painted on their faces, the parents objected. When girls wanted skulls and sharks "the parents shrug and laugh like 'haha she's a kooky kid!"' Because maleness and masculinity isn't a sin."

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Trump was just being 'sarcastic' by thanking Putin for kicking out U.S. embassy staff in Moscow

Seems legit.

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Watch: Driver confuses stairs for parking garage, then forgets emergency brake

Oops! A driver in Santiago, Chile made two stupid mistakes at once when she tried to park. First, she confuses steps leading into a building for a parking lot entrance. Then she either forgets to put it in park or to apply the emergency brake.

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Trump hotel in D.C. made $2 million profit in 4 months, now charges highest rates in town

President Trump and his family own, operate, and profit bigly from the most expensive hotel in the nation's capital. Driving the inflated rates at the Trump International Hotel in Washington: favor-seekers from around the world know to stay there when they hope to curry favor with Trump's government.

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Paul Manafort drops legal team for Russia-Trump investigation

A few days after news spread that FBI agents raided Paul Manafort's Virginia home to seize possible evidence in the Russia investigation, there's news that the former campaign manager for President Donald Trump “has tapped a new legal team to represent him as government lawyers examine possible Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.”

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'You owe it to yourself to experience a total solar eclipse,' says science writer David Baron

In this TEDx Talk, science writer and umbraphile (an "eclipse chaser") David Baron emphasizes the importance of witnessing a total solar eclipse firsthand (eye?) at least once in your lifetime.

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Splish splash it's a hedgehog takin' a bath ♪♫♬

“Chappi found out a way to enjoy bath time. 😍🐾💦”

"Splish splash I was taking a bath"

By request of @yayboobs 

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Chappi found out a way to enjoy bath time. 😍🐾💦 #hedgehogsofinstagram #hedgie #hedgiemom #bathtime #cute

A post shared by Chappaquiddick 💫 (@chappi_momma) on Aug 8, 2017 at 12:20pm PDT

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$50 million lawsuit: Eric Bolling vs. Yashar Ali over Fox News host sexting scandal

What hell hath Peter Thiel and Hulk Hogan vs. Gawker wrought?

The Fox News host Eric Bolling is suing social media star and Huffington Post contributor Yashar, who last week reported Bolling sent grotesque sexual messages to female colleagues some years ago.

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Top 5 filthiest areas in an airplane that can make you sick

People are 113 times more likely to catch a cold when they're on an airplane, according to a 2004 study in the Journal of Environmental Health Research. Why? Because the inside of a plane is a cesspool of germs, that's why.

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