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Animals in Autumn

Many living things respond to the light changes that come with autumn, including trees shedding their leaves and animals preparing for hibernation. When autumn hits, the black-capped chickadee goes crazy collecting seeds and hiding them in hundreds of different spots in trees and on the ground. The tiny bird's hippocampus balloons by 30 percent simultaneously as new nerve cells pop up in this part of the brain, which is responsible for spatial organization and memory. Continue reading for more.

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Mortal Kombat Development

Mortal Kombat was reportedly developed in 10 months from 1991 to 1992, with a test version seeing limited release halfway through the development cycle. In an interview with the Official Nintendo Magazine, Boon stated that the development team initially consisted of four people - himself as programmer, artists John Tobias and John Vogel, and Dan Forden as sound designer. The final arcade game used eight megabytes of graphics data, with each character having 64 colors and around 300 frames of animation

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Infrared Heater

Dr. Heater's Infrared Quartz Portable Space Heater is currently being offered for only $129.99 shipped, this week only, originally priced at $249.99. By heating only the objects in the space - not the air - Dr. Heater provides maximum warmth and energy efficiency. With its state-of-the-art technology that helps the room retain air moisture, it won't dry out your skin like those convection heaters that blast out hot air, stripping the room of moisture. Product page. Continue reading for more images and information.

Notable features:
  • Newly Engineered and Designed in USA with Advanced Dual Heating System. 1500W with High and Low Temperature Settings range 50 to 85 degrees.

  • The Dr. Heater advanced dual heating systems increase the heat transfer rate, and evenly heats your space up to 1,000 square feet, fast. The newly engineered heater produces 60% more heat than the other models in the market. Great supplemental heating source.

  • Listed by Underwriters Laboratories (UL) USA &Canada that ensures highest safety standards. Perfectly safe around the children and pets with no exposed heating elements. Overheat Cut Off and Tip Over Protection System.


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Bailey Golden Retriever

Photo credit: Golden Retriever Bailey via My Modern Met

Animal photos are nothing new, but Bailey the Golden Retriever gained internet fame for her "I have no idea what I'm doing" meme. Recently, her owner posted a new batch of photos that show the dog dressed in human clothes while performing people things, such as using the computer, drinking wine, and even play a game of poker with friends. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny work pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video showing how to draw a perfect circle freehand.

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Baltic Sea UFO

You've probably heard or seen the Baltic Sea anomaly, now researcher Peter Lindbert claims that "It is not an object which is man made in modern time. What ever it is, it's either from during the Ice Age or pre-Ice Age. The object is older than 140,000 yrs. Older than that...with straight angles/lines - rounded corners - much like a dinner plate and separate from the base below." Continue reading for a video and more information.

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James Bond Lotus

James Bond fans rejoice! If you've seen "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) countless times already and have a few million burning a hole in your pocket, now is your chance to pick up the actual Lotus Espirit S1 car that James Bond used in the film. This vehicle is claimed to be one of only three surviving Lotus prop cars used during filming, though if you want to bring this nostalgia home. For those who love the super spy, but don't remember the vehicle in this film, it ebuted its submersible skills during a chase scene that saw Bond escape gunfire from a helicopter by driving straight off a pier and then up went the wheels and out came the fins. Continue reading for more pictures and an actual video showing the the Espirit in "The Spy Who Loved Me".

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Isaac Asimov Prediction

During the 1964 World's Fair in New York City, Isaac Asimov, the prolific sci-fi author and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, took the time to predict what the world would be like in 50 years. Here's one: "Gadgetry will continue to relieve mankind of tedious jobs. Kitchen units will be devised that will prepare 'automeals,' heating water and converting it to coffee; toasting bread; frying, poaching or scrambling eggs, grilling bacon, and so on. Breakfasts will be 'ordered' the night before to be ready by a specified hour the next morning." Continue reading for more.

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Valley of Flowers

What you're looking at above is not a colorful painting, but rather Valley of Flowers National Park, an Indian national park, located in West Himalaya, in the state of Uttarakhand, that is known for its meadows of endemic alpine flowers and the variety of flora. At 3352 to 3658 meters above sea level, the gentle landscape of the Valley of Flowers National Park complements the rugged mountain wilderness of Nanda Devi National Park to the east. Getting to the Valley of Flowers requires a trek of about 17 km (10.5 mi). The nearest major town is Joshimath in Garhwal, which has convenient road connections from Haridwar and Dehradun, both about 270 km (168 mi) from Joshimath. From Delhi, one can take the train to Haridwar and then travel by bus to Govindghat via Rishikesh. Govindghat is approximately 16 km before another important destination of Badrinath. It is also possible to drive from Delhi to Govindghat, a distance of about 500 km. Continue reading for more.

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Dumbest Internet

Photo credit: Buzzfeed

Every social media user probably has that one friend who just has to post everything and anything on their mind. Sometimes, they end up being things that could have been Googled, but instead, these bizarre thoughts and questions go straight to Twitter, Facebook, etc. These 10 people definitely fall under "that one friend" category. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of some pandas that really do not want to take their medicine.

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Alpha Black Lotus Gem Mint

For those not familiar with Magic the Gathering, it's basically a trading card game created by Richard Garfield and first published in 1993 by Wizards of the Coast. Magic was the first trading card game produced and it continues to thrive. YouTube user "openboosters" managed to purchase some starter decks and booster packs from the game's very first release, called "Alpha", back when they first came out. Today, a single starter deck will set you back a cool $5,999 USD. He captured his latest opening on video, and managed to pull out one of the most valuable Magic cards yet. Continue reading to see the grade it received.

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