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Michael Jackson lobbied to be Professor X and 13 other fun ‘X-Men’ facts



Did you know that the X-Men were originally going to be called the Merry Mutants? And they were supposed to dance and sing? X-Men: Apocalypse‘s Lana Condor and Alexandra Shipp share 14 fun facts you may not know about your favorite American superhero film. Read more…

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Sleepy student interrupts lecture, walks out like nothing happened


Late night cramming before finals can really take its toll.

A lecture at the University of Washington was suddenly interrupted when a student, who was taking a snooze behind the projection screen, fell on the floor as he woke up. Luckily, he managed to keep his cool.

The struggle is real.

Dive into summer with these ethereal aerial photos of pools



With these (finally) warm temperatures, we’ve all got one thing on the brain: summer. And really nothing says summer like hanging out around a pool. Photographer Stephan Zirwes, however, prefers to enjoy pools from above

From more than 1,000 feet above the ground in Southern Germany, Zirwes photographs from a helicopter with a Hasseblad 50Mp camera. In post-production he eliminates distracting elements from around the pool, creating a super minimalist image.

“Public pools are a part of my…

What the the Bible and ‘Game of Thrones’ have in common


Warning: Contains spoilers from Game of Thrones Season 6.

Events in HBO’s Game of Thrones TV series have got people talking about what it means to return from the dead. But while resurrection appears to be a very real possibility for some of the religions of mythical Westeros

Jarring campaign tackles disability stigma with offensive statements


In early April, thought bubble-shaped signs started popping up around Pennsylvania with offensive statements directed toward people with disabilities.

One unabashedly proclaimed, “Handicapped people make me nervous.” Another said, “They call it ‘ADHD.’ I call it bad parenting.”

But what seems like yet another example of disability-related bias actually has a surprising twist: The bold, provocative signs were posted by…

10 ‘Game of Thrones’ fan theories, ranked least to most likely


Warning: This post contains spoilers from literally every season of Game of Thrones.

The fan theories surrounding Game of Thrones have reached fever pitch.

At this point, we can only assume George R.R. Martin and company want to make us go mad — not, like, Mad King mad, but definitely frustrated with this television program.

That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 prominent fan theories circulating the Internet and…

Office MacGyver’s paper bowl hack is perfect for people who hate dishes


Sometimes you have to get creative when your lunch is at stake.

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Alarm clock makes you fresh coffee for when your morning sucks


Mornings are terrible for most people, and one of the few things we can enjoy while getting ready for the daily grind is a highly caffeinated sip of coffee or tea to get us going.

The Barisieur automatically brews you hot coffee or tea in the morning, taking away your need to press snooze or even get out of bed for that first few minutes of the day.

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It’s like WALL-E and your favorite Starbucks barista combined.


George Clooney is a giant nerd. Here’s the proof.


George Clooney: brilliant actor, sexy man, enormous dork.

For far too long, the performer has hidden his deeply nerdy tendencies under a thin veneer of “handsome successful millionaire.” In 2009, TIME Magazine named him one of the “100 Most Influential People in the World.” He has won two Academy Awards and was named People Magazine‘s “Sexiest Man of the Year” in 2006.

Blablabla. Only Mashable understands him for who he truly is: a huge nerd.

Jaybird’s new wireless earbuds offer exceptional sound and battery life in a tiny package


Jaybird is known for its fitness-focused wireless earbuds, designed to provide quality audio without the tangled mess of the wires that normally accompany headphones.

In January, Jaybird announced it was expanding upon this experience with a smaller, yet still fully capable product called Freedom.

Over the past week I’ve been using the Freedom in place of my typical wired headphones, and have enjoyed the added freedom…