Watch This Timelapse of a Storm Supercell Forming


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The Nine Love Lives of Taylor Swift


The hearts of teenage girls broke around the world last week (and many boys’ fists began to PUMP) when news broke that yet another one of Taylor Swift’s relationships had come to an abrupt end. Since October, she had been dating One Direction’s Harry Styles, a kid four years younger but probably just as mature as she is. Now, don’t get me wrong – I have nothing against Taylor Swift. She is young, successful, has good music, and is a good role model…or at least, she used to be. It seems like within the past year or two, she has transformed her image from a loveable-yet-untouchable girl next door to that clingy celebrity girl who likes to date other celebrities then write songs about their breakups.

In honor of this auspicious occasion, I thought I would revisit some of the most adorable – and awful – moments of her many relationships over the years.

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The Legendary Legend of Kim Jong Il


We have all heard of the reclusive North Korean leader. We all know he was a little nuts…and a little lonely. But did you know that he invented the hamburger?

It turns out he was basically the most amazing human that ever lived…at least according to North Korean state-run media. In fact, all of the legendary facts below were either spoken or written at some point by official government sources.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 3)


Isn’t the Apocalypse pretty?

This is part three of a series (Part 1) (Part 2) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Three, I describe some of the ways our world could end due to Natural Disasters Caused by the Earth. Cheers to the end!

Two days left people. In less than 72 hours, our world will come to an end. Probably not actually (unless you’re a Jets fan and Tebow requests a trade) but I couldn’t resist a little drama! In Part One of this series, I talked about why the Maya think that the world will end on Friday. In Part Two, I described several deadly (and highly unlikely) natural disasters from space that could end our time on Earth. Now, I will talk about a few natural disasters originating from Earth that would end human civilization; however, unlike some of the rare cosmic disasters described before, we know that some of these have definitely occurred before…and we expect them to occur again very soon.

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How the World Will End (Pt. 2)


This is part two of a series (Part 1) (Part 3) (Part 4) (Part 5) covering several ways that humanity’s time on Earth could conceivably come to an end. The study of the apocalypse, known as eschatology  has been a pervasive force in religion, science, and popular culture since the development of the first cultures on Earth. Some of the theories about the end of days are more plausible than others, but all are thought-provoking nonetheless. In Part Two, I describe a few of the most likely ways in which the world as we know it could end due to Natural Disasters from Space. Cheers to the end of the world!

We’ve all seen the movies: asteroids and comets, earthquakes and volcanoes, solar flares and gamma-ray bursts…all natural ways in which our world can come to an end. And while the most popular films are also the least scientifically accurate, the events that they portray are rooted in fact. Follow the break to read about a few of the most common apocalyptic natural disasters, as well as a few you probably have never heard of.

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