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The Great Monty Python Philosophy Football Match: The Greeks v. the Germans. Congrats to Germany on today's win. Too bad they didn't pull out a victory in this comic match. http://goo.gl/ACTI  
Today, we're revisiting a classic Monty Python skit. The scene is the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event is a football/soccer match, pitting German philosophers against Greek philosophers. On the one side, the Germans -- Hegel, Nietzsche, Kant, Marx and, um, Franz Beckenbauer.
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This so reminds me of a discussion that was going on with a post on dark matter. Thanks for the laugh! 
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Thomas Jefferson’s Handwritten Vanilla Ice Cream Recipe http://goo.gl/0S3kVQ
Another thing you can credit Thomas Jefferson with -- being the first known American to record an ice cream recipe. It's one of 10 surviving recipes written by the founding father.
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Discover the Music Vault: A Massive YouTube Archive of 13,000 Live Concert Videos http://goo.gl/XgH8Ga  
The 90s are back to stay, not only in Seinfeld Emojis, and not only in Portland, but also in the glossy trappings of mass media retrospectives. We can add to VH-1’s I Love the 90s the new National Geographic survey “The ‘90s:
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Game of Thrones: A Great Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Show’s Visual Effects. It's pretty amazing what they can do with VFX. http://goo.gl/tQ40vO
Maybe you're a diehard Game of Thrones fan. Maybe you're not. Either way, you'll marvel at this behind-the-scenes video. The short clip was put together by Mackevision, one of the VFX (visual effects) studios that worked on Season 4 of the HBO series.
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Percussionist Marlon Brando Patented His Invention for Tuning Conga Drums http://cultr.me/1oHLwiR  
Maybe you knew about Marcel Duchamp's passion for chess. But did you know about Marlon Brando's passion for conga drums? Longtime fans may have first picked up on it in 1955, when the actor gave a microwave-link television tour of his Hollywood Hills home to Edward R. Murrow on Person to Person.
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Terry Gilliam Reveals the Secrets of Monty Python Animations: A 1974 How-To Guide http://goo.gl/vYgKy3
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, before he became short-hand for a filmmaker cursed with cosmically bad luck, before he became the sole American member of seminal British comedy group Monty Python, Terry Gilliam made a name for himself creating odd animated bits for the UK series Do Not Adjust Your Set.
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Leo Tolstoy Lists the 50 Books That Influenced Him Most (1891). Ranked from Great to Enormous http://goo.gl/gNnRp4  
War and Peace, Anna Karenina, The Death of Ivan Ilyich — many of us have felt the influence, to the good or the ill of our own reading and writing, of Leo Tolstoy. But whose influence did Leo Tolstoy feel the most?
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Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan Appear Together in Moving 1930 Newsreel http://goo.gl/08O0Lk
In the clip above, filmed roughly 83 years ago, Helen Keller and Annie Sullivan appear in the flesh. Captured in an old newsreel, Sullivan explains how Keller learned to talk and, in the final line, Helen movingly declares, 'I am not dumb now!'
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Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum http://goo.gl/k1AIYb
Getty Publications just announced the launch of its Virtual Library, where readers can freely browse and download over 250 art books from the publisher’s backlist catalogue.
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The CIA’s Style Manual & Writer’s Guide: 185 Pages of Tips for Writing Like a Spy http://goo.gl/aBMYlT
Along with toppling democratically elected governments, funneling money illegally to dubious political groups and producing pornographic movies about heads of state, the Central Intelligence Agency has also been fiendishly good at manipulating language.
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Flannery O’Connor’s Satirical Cartoons. Drawn During College. 1942-1945 http://goo.gl/DlSBEF
Sci-fi author B.C. Kowalski recently posted a short essay on why the advice to write every day is, for lack of a suitable euphemism, “bullshit.” Not that there’s anything wrong with it, Kowalski maintains. Only that it’s not the only way. It’s said Thackeray wrote every morning at dawn.
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The Turin Erotic Papyrus: The Oldest Known Depiction of Sex (Circa 1150 B.C.E.) http://goo.gl/r9x5I5  
With the old joke about every generation thinking they invented sex, Listverse brings us the papyrus above, the oldest depiction of sex on record.
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Are there no older depctions from India? 1150 BCE seems not THAT old for something so, well, natural ;-)
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