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The Guardian catches up with Alan Moore, writer of V for Vendetta and noted grumpy, uncompromising debullshitificator, and asks how he feels about the Guy Fawkes mask from his comic becoming a symbol of Anonymous and Occupy protests. "I suppose when I was writing V for Vendetta I would in my secret heart of hearts have thought: wouldn't it be great if these ideas actually made an impact? So when you start to see that idle fantasy intrude on the ...
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Anybody need a 12"x6" single slab of beef jerky?*

God Bless 'Merica!

*That sounds dirty, but it's not.
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Thinking On Your Feet: Brains of Small Spiders Overflow Into Legs

Strange but true.

...the brains of tiny spiders are so large that they fill their body cavities and overflow into their legs. "We discovered that the central nervous systems of the smallest spiders fill up almost 80 percent of their total body cavity, including about 25 percent of their legs."
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Illustrator Dave Perillo says: "This what i thought a Hanna Barbera cartoon about the Sex Pistols would've looked like if they made one in the 70's…"
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FBI agents arrested seven Ohio Amish men yesterday in Pennsylvania. They are accused of participating in a series of "beard-cutting attacks." Samuel Mullet, the leader of an offshoot group who reportedly ordered the bizarre attacks on other Amish men, was taken into custody along with his sons Johnny Mullet, Lester Mullet, and Daniel Mullet. Also arrested were Levi Miller, Eli Miller and Emanuel Schrock. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has more: A...
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freelance writer covering science, history and Springsteen
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I'm a freelance writer who often writes about science (animal behavior and science "explainers"), history, etymology and Bruce Springsteen. 

I blog regularly for Mental_floss and have also written for Men's Health, Scientific American and others.
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    magazine journalism, 2004 - 2007
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