WTF of the Day: Texas Man Deposits 500 Pounds of Pennies


A penny saved is a penny that will eventually be some poor bank teller’s problem. Ira Keys, an 81-year-old man form Texas, has been saving up his pennies for 65 years starting in 1952, and he finally cashed them in last week. There were about 81,600 coins weighing approximately 500 …

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Gentrification of the Day: ‘SNL’ Mocks the New Brooklyn


In case you missed it, this “SNL” sketch about a gentrified neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York was one of the best of the night (in addition to Kate McKinnon’s exceptional Justin Bieber impersonation.) Kevin Hart, Jay Pharoah and Kenan Thompson are hanging out on the corner of the mean streets …

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Science of the Day: Why It Smells After It Rains


You’ve probably noticed a strange odor in the air right after it rains, but do you know why this happens? Thanks to a new study conducted by researchers at MIT, we now have a better understanding of the phenomenon. Using high-speed cameras, they discovered that when raindrops hit porous ground, …

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Links of the Day: What You Missed This Weekend


The only good thing to come out of Justin Bieber’s new Calvin Klein campaign is this parody starring Kate McKinnon. “Yo, my pee-pee’s in there.” [SNL] The truth is out there… and so is an “X-Files” reboot. [Deadline] Cristiano Ronaldo is now the soccer world’s most eligible bachelor. [US Weekly] …

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