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Retro Cartoon — Roobarb

Roobarb is a British animated children’s television program, originally shown on BBC1 just before the evening news. The show was first shown on October 21, 1974. The theme is that of the friendly rivalry between Roobarb the green [...]
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LEGOs Lost at Sea and
Washed Ashore

Nearly two decades ago a massive wave struck the Tokio Express, a container ship with nearly five million LEGOs on board. The colorful toy blocks fell into the ocean and are still washing up on shores today. Tracey Williams and her children [...]
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Giant Underground Trampolines? Yes, Please

Smithsonian Magazine tweeted about a new attraction in Wales that is nothing like we’ve ever heard of before, a giant underground trampoline in a 176 year old disused slate mine. From Smithsonian: “Usually, trampolines can make [...]

How to View the Perseid Meteor Shower Tonight

The spectacular Perseid meteor shower should reach its peak tonight with as many as 100 shooting stars streaking across the sky every hour. But the annual display, caused by the Earth passing through rocky debris left by comet Swift-Tuttle, [...]

Women Who Rocked the 1970s

You’re so lucky to be alive now. You’ve got today’s music to enjoy (such as it is) and all of yesterday’s music as well. We were pleased to find that many young women today, such as the brilliant Tavi Gevinson, are enjoying [...]

Where the Internet Presents a Real Shark Week

It’s “Shark Week” on the Discovery Channel and that means a week of dramatic shows depicting sharks as evil predators who are just waiting for you to dip your toe in the water to gobble you up whole. The truth is that Shark [...]

Happy 100th Anniversary, Panama Canal

BBC News shared a video today in honor of the one hundred year anniversary of the first ship that traversed the Panama Canal, one of the Seven Wonders of the World. The Panama Canal (Spanish: Canal de Panamá) is a 48-mile (77.1 km) ship [...]
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Everything You Need to Know About Planet Earth

The Kurzesagt YouTube channel makes one animated video a month explaining things like “evolution, time, space, global energy or our existence in this strange universe.” They describe themselves as a team of “designers, journalists [...]
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Just Call My Name by Holly Goldberg Sloan

The happily-ever-after of Holly Goldberg Sloan‘s acclaimed debut, I’ll Be There, is turned on its head in this riveting, emotional sequel about friends, enemies, and how those roles can shift in a matter of moments. In Just Call [...]
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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel

We’re huge fans of Neil Gaiman and his large body of work, and our favorite book of all is the Newbery Medal Winner The Graveyard Book. We could not be more excited to announce that the novel is being released as a two part graphic [...]

A Little About — Hummingbirds

Yesterday Laughing Squid shared these amazing macro photographs of hummingbirds and today Hank Green of Sci Show uploaded a video explaining the strange anatomy of hummingbirds. It’s settled then; today’s a hummingbird day. Check [...]
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Guardians of the Galaxy Mixed Tape Box DIY

Because we saw Guardians of the Galaxy yesterday and loved it, and because we thought the movie soundtrack was spectacular, we’re excited to share this super easy DIY with you. The nice folks at 30 Minute Crafts have done the hard part, [...]
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Simon’s Cat Gets Simon into Hot Water

The newest Simon’s Cat video is an instant classic: Don’t forget about the Simon’s Cat fundraiser to allow the Simon’s Cat team to create a much longer video in color! (or as they say in Simon’s world, colour.)
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Sound Waves and Rainbow Sand

Sound is the propagation of waves through a particular medium. In this video the mallet drawn across the metal plate causes sound vibrations, which move the sand across the table. Visit Science Alert to understand the science behind it.