Linguistics of the Day: Stop Mispronouncing These Famous Places

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There are only so many times you can listen to one of your friends say “Eye-rack” (Iraq) before stabbing yourself in the eye. Thankfully someone has created a handy visual aid to help prevent this and other slips of the tongue. Thrillophilia and Distractify illustrated 32 commonly mispronounced locations around the …

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Tutorial of the Day: How to Make a Rocket Out of Matches

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So you’re not a rocket scientist. No problem! All you need to create your own launch kit is a box of matches, aluminum foil and some wooden skewers. Grant Thompson (aka “The King of Random”) demonstrates how this is done in the video above, and you can download the template …

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Fail of the Day: How Not to Escape Duct Tape

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Nathan Arnett was watching a video on “the YouTube” over at “the Walmarts” on how to escape when your arms are bound together by duct tape. So he decided to try it himself. With one simple move, you go “straight down” and you’re free! Or not. Well it worked for …

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