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A Fascinating Video Essay Tracing the Origins of Time Travel in Popular Culture

In a fascinating essay, video blogger and web producer Evan Puschak aka The Nerdwriter looks into the specific origins of time travel, when the genre was first developed and how it made its way into in popular culture through the advent of utopian fiction as a basic narrative of cause …

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Six Words Fresh Off the Boat, A Powerful Six Word Compilation About Cultural Identity and Immigration

At the end of 2016, Larry Smith, the creator of Six Word Memoirs and friend of Laughing Squid, partnered with the ABC television show Fresh Off the Boat to put out a call for six word stories about how a nation of immigrants came to the United States. The call …

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An Impressive Continuous Solo Played on 25 Different Basses

Davie504, the incredible bassist who is constantly performing in new and creative ways, played an impressive continuous solo on 25 different basses. The instruments ranged from very traditional at various price points to rather esoteric, including a triple neck bass, a 15-string bass and an incredible 24-string behemoth that he’s …

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A Clever Dog Correctly Identifies a Yummy Sandwich on a Sign But Can’t Figure Out How to Eat It

While on a walk with his human in Stonehaven, Scotland, a very clever dog named Bailey came upon a sign featuring a yummy sandwich. Bailey must have thought he hit the jackpot with a giant sandwich all to himself. After giving a few sniffs, however, a confused Bailey couldn’t figure …

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Jeff Goldblum Answers Scottish Themed Questions About the End of the World Posed by Wee Claire

While promoting his new film Thor: Ragnarok, the wonderfully affable Jeff Goldblum sat down with Wee Claire of the BBC Scotland show The Social to answer a few Scottish-themed questions about the end of the world. Claire asks Jeff about his survival skills (since Thor: Ragnarok is all about the …

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Photo Of The Day By Linn Smith

Photo By Linn Smith Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Organic Green” by Linn Smith. Location: Florida. “This plant is commonly referred to as an elephant ear due to its large leaves,” says Smith. “It goes through various stages of development. Here it displays the uncurling of a new leaf …

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Photo Of The Day By Sangeeta Dey

Photo By Sangeeta Dey Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Fragments of Time” by Sangeeta Dey. Location: Death Valley National Park, CA. “This field of mud cracks is located in the Death Valley National Park,” says Dey. “It is kind of fun to navigate through these mud tiles and find …

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Courthouse Rock

Courhouse Rock near Bridgeport, Nebraska. Location As if lifted from within the earth, a formation of clay, sandstone and volcanic ash known today as Courthouse Rock towers above the open prairie. Lesser known than Chimney Rock a few miles to the west, Courthouse Rock and its little brother, Jail Rock, …

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Photo Of The Day By Jessica Nelson

Photo By Jessica Nelson Today’s Photo Of The Day is “Baby Green Heron” by Jessica Nelson. Location: Maryland. See more of Jessica Nelson’s photography at www.thegagglephotography.com Photo of the Day is chosen from various OP galleries, including Assignments, Galleries and the OP Contests. Assignments have weekly winners that are featured on the OP website …

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An Inspired Musician Is Building an Incredible Subcontrabassoon From His Own Original Design

Robert Bobo, a motivate and inspired contrabassoon player is designing and building an original “Subcontrabassoon” – a unique instrument of his own invention. Similar to the subcontrabass saxophone, the subcontrabass tuba and the Tubax, Bobo is creating his instrument to play at full octave range lower than his existing instrument. …