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10 Things Created Over a Couple of Beers

After a few beers at the bar, even the most ridiculous ideas start to seem like The One That Will Make Millions. Sometimes, though, those ideas actually pan out. Here are a few reasons to take your next tipsy brainstorming session a little more seriously.

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12 Wonderful Hot Springs

A hot spring is a spring that is produced by the emergence of geothermally heated groundwater from the Earth's crust. The hot spring pools contain microorganisms known as thermophiles, a type of extremophile. They are organisms that exist in the most unlikely, unlivable, and extreme places, hence their name. The color comes from the way that these thermophiles reflect the light of the sun. There are geothermal hot springs in many locations all over the crust of the earth, but many of these wonderful water bodies are concentrated in the Yellowstone National Park, USA.

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Kaboom! 10 Facts About Firecrackers That Will Blow You Away

Firecrackers are essentially un-American, even though we associate them with our most deeply patriotic celebration, the Fourth of July. The fact is that firecrackers are foreign-born novelties, and have been as long as Americans have lit them for a noisy salute to the nationís birth. As it turns out, firecracker history is as colorful and complicated as the lithographed artwork used to sell them. Warren Dotz, a pop-culture historian, collector, and author of many books, including a pair on cat and dog food labels, spoke with us about their story, while the photos of firecracker labels above and below come from Mike McHenryís Mr. Brick Label Flickr page.

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10 Well Known People and their Phobias

We all have fears, right? They range from the subtler things like a fear of spiders (arachnophobia), to the more serious fear of people (sociophobia). But did you know there are many celebrities and historical figures who have suffered from phobias just like you? While most of them fear simple things like you and me, some are just a little bit more extreme. And by a little, I mean a lot! So please enjoy this list of the top ten well-known people and their phobias!

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10 Types Of Moms That Suck

Iím not sure if you knew, but Iím pretty much the best, most perfectest mom ever in the history of ever. I donít need to tell you thatís sarcasm, right internet? Maybe? Eh. Is this satire now? I feel like I used to know what that was but I think I lost it somewhere along the way during my Wild Adventures in Blogging. People seem to have created this new, vague definition. Anyway, back to my perfection.

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5 Frugal Deals You Can Find in March

The best way to live frugally is to stock up on stuff when itís one sale. And in March youíll find deals on lots of things worth buying, if not stocking up on. Here are the five frugal deals you can find next month.

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The 5 Stupidest Technology Questions Ever Googled

Technology wants to murder you. Maybe not literally, and maybe not metaphorically, either, but in some third way that you wouldn't even be able to wrap your head around because it's so advanced, its user interface so complex. Naturally, you are worried about the freedom we've so recklessly handed to machines in the name of convenience. Every new invention, every advancement in gadgetry is an encroachment on human control and, more importantly, your own personal relevance on Earth. But as you try to understand technology better, where can you turn for honest answers? Sadly, most people ask technology itself, naively thinking the Internet wouldn't be biased. But it is, it is biased. Google has been harvesting your searches and selling them to advertisers bent on selling you more technology.

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9 People You Donít Want to Meet in a Dark Alley

Picture yourself walking down a pitch black alley on a cold and wet evening. The smell of garbage is in the air and you are traveling in one of the most dangerous areas of town. A loud noise is heard and an individual emerges from the dark. You turn to find yourself face-to-face with a man. Not just any man, but someone who has the intention of causing you bodily harm. This is a situation that most people want to avoid. And of the individuals you could possibly run in to, weíll be counting down nine of the worst. Oh, and if you were looking for a little reassurance: they all remain at large and their whereabouts arenít known.

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Top 5 Ways to Commemorate Veterans Day

During Veterans Day weekend we encourage you to take a moment to appreciate our veterans and the Nation they courageously serve. From enjoying a national park to spending the afternoon with a veteran, there are many way to acknowledge their service and sacrifice. Here are our top five ways to commemorate Veterans Day.

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The 60 Very Best Costumes at Comic-Con 2013

Looking through the Monday morning round-ups of Comic-Con 2013 cosplay, I realized that there's not a single article from a major publisher out there who's actually put all of the amazing costumes from the convention into any kind of order. They're all just kind of thrown together into a rummage sale of awesomeness. So, in an effort to give a shout-out to those who worked really hard on the 2013 Comic-Con costumes, here are the funniest, most well-thought out, best-made and most generally great cosplays from this year.

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20 American Cities That Are Getting Crushed By Foreclosures

Foreclosure activity climbed in 54 percent of U.S. metros in the first quarter of 2012. Overall, foreclosure activity decreased nearly 16 percent year-over-year across the U.S. and was down a marginal 2.25 percent from the previous quarter, according to the latest data from RealtyTrac. But foreclosures are expected to increase as especially in metros where the courts are working through a backlog of foreclosed properties. We drew on RealtyTrac data to show you the 20 metro areas with the biggest increase in foreclosure activity.

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10 Thoroughly Modern Menorahs

The beginning of Hanukkah is only a couple days from now -do you know where your chanukiyah, the nine-branch menorah, is? Using the Hanukkah menorah your grandparents used may be a family tradition, but do-it-yourself, arty, or high-tech menorahs have the same symbolism. Here are a few interesting ones found around the internet.

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