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25 GIFs that explain how things work

25 GIFs that explain how things work

Relatively Interesting March 18, 2016 9

Ever wonder how a zipper works, or how a crocodile can jump straight up out of the water, or how a dog can lap up water while standing up?  These are some of the

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20 Years of Computing:  Comparing 1995’s tech to 2015’s

20 Years of Computing: Comparing 1995’s tech to 2015’s

Relatively Interesting December 12, 2015 10

This article is a significant update to a version written in 2012.  It has been edited to include new articles, ads, some nostalgic games, reviews, and technology from 1995.  It’s also been updated with

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The Labyrinthine Library of Babel

The Labyrinthine Library of Babel

Relatively Interesting October 12, 2015 10

“The Library of Babel” is a short story by Jorge Borges which was written in the 1940’s and translated to English in the 1960’s. It tells the story about a library that houses all

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Here’s What the Bigfoot Patterson–Gimlin Film Looks Like When It’s Stabilized

Here’s What the Bigfoot Patterson–Gimlin Film Looks Like When It’s Stabilized

Relatively Interesting August 3, 2015 16

The Patterson–Gimlin film is a famous (especially among cryptozoologists), short motion picture of an unidentified subject the film-makers said was the cryptid known as “Bigfoot.” The film-makers were Roger Patterson and Robert “Bob” Gimlin. Patterson died

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The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

The Monstrous Compendium of Cryptids and Creatures

Relatively Interesting May 22, 2015 0

Cryptozoology is the study of “hidden” animals. It is a pseudoscience that involves the search for animals or creatures whose existence has not been proven.  Many species that appear in cryptozoological literature are a part of cultural folklore,

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How do levitating street performers work?

How do levitating street performers work?

Relatively Interesting February 9, 2015 24

If you’ve had the opportunity to travel around the world, then at some point you may have encountered “levitating” street performers.  The “floating man illusion” is usually set up with one or two people.  In

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2014 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions

2014 Failed and Forgotten Psychic Predictions

Relatively Interesting December 15, 2014 13

Another year has come and gone and so we have the opportunity to review how the world’s leading psychics fared in their predictions for the year 2014. Before we take a look at some

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13 Failed Predictions That Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong

13 Failed Predictions That Couldn’t Have Been More Wrong

Relatively Interesting December 10, 2014 14

Predicting the future is hard.  Really hard.  And if it were actually possible, psychics would all be millionaires from winning the lottery or would have high power positions with government or corporations.  At the very

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Inside the Creationist Museum (leave your science at the door, please)

Inside the Creationist Museum (leave your science at the door, please)

Relatively Interesting November 19, 2014 1

Have you ever wondered what $27 million dollars worth of Young Earth Creationist propaganda looks like? Well, leave your science, reason, and critical thinking skills at the door, because we’re about to venture in to

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Logical and Rhetorical Fallacies Explained

Logical and Rhetorical Fallacies Explained

Relatively Interesting October 17, 2014 1

A logical fallacy is a error in reasoning due to a misconception or presumption. If the assumptions of an argument are true, the argument can still be rendered invalid if the logic used to come

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