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Blooper Troopers
Blooper Troopers

Droops, bloopers and what geeks, babies and whales have in common.

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Geek Mondays: Dating Data Art
Geek Mondays: Dating Data Art

Why 1.7 million people yearn to have their balloons popped every day and what the MoMA has to do with matchmaking.

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Pepsi: Can It?
Pepsi: Can It?

How Tim Burton could’ve made $1 million today and why the road to social media is paved with good intentions.

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