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German Animator Creates Moving Video About Addiction

Andreas Hykade uses animation to explore the sad reality of addiction.

German animator and Harvard University professor Andreas Hykade uses animation to explore and illustrate the many sides of the human condition. In his recent short for Filmbilder, he tackles the tumultuous road of addiction from the perspective of an animated bird called Nuggets.

The result is a powerful and sad illustration of addiction:

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The World’s Deadliest Animal Is Probably Not What You Think It Is

Don't let “Shark Week” scare you away from going into the water.

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The Soaring Cost Of Textbooks

And there’s no signs of slowing down

The price of purchasing textbooks is insanely high. According to the College Board, full-time undergraduate students can expect to pay $1,200 each year for books and supplies, and that number jumps up literally every year, as you’ll see in the GOOD data visualization above.

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Did ‘Back to the Future’ Predict 9/11?

Exploring the idea of synchronicity behind conspiracy theories.

Carl Jung coined the term synchronicity, defining it as a “phenomenon that involves the coming together of inner and outer events in a way that cannot be explained by cause and effect and is meaningful to the observer.”

The creators of this video, which links Robert Zemeckis’ Back to the Future with the imagery of 9/11, are self-described “synchronists.” While they don’t outright believe that the film actually predicted 9/11, they do, however, maintain that a great deal of synchronistic clues lie within the fabric of Back to the Future and its first sequel, Part II—many of which can be linked to the culture-shifting events of September 11, 2001.

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This Is What a World-Class Whistler Sounds Like

World-class whistler Christopher Ullman breaks down the technique behind his trade.

Christopher Ullman is a four-time national and international whistling champion. Using a combination of his lips, tongue, and teeth, he can mimic a wide variety of instrumentals and popular songs.

For more than 30 years, he’s performed classical songs and improvisational riffs at numerous events, including symphony orchestra concerts, NBA basketball games, and even at the Oval Office.

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British Astronaut Answers Very British Question With Even More British Answer

British astronaut Tim Peake discusses what it’s like to drink tea in outer space.

European Space Agency astronaut Tim Peake is the first British ESA astronaut and the sixth person born in the United Kingdom to visit the International Space Station. In this engaging interview, Peake speaks with the media for the first time.

In addition to discussing his workload, adaptation process, and the attributes of the space station, Peake answers reporters’ burning questions about the quality of tea in outer space.

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