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Ten Amazing Things To Remember About Oliver Sacks

By Andrew TavinSeptember 2, 2015
Sadly, renowned neurologist and writer Dr. Oliver Sacks passed away last Sunday. Dr. Sacks gained fame with books like The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat and An Anthropologist on Mars, recounting the unusual cases he came across in his career. Sacks led readers ... More  →
Ten Amazing Things To Remember About Oliver Sacks

Love Advice from Neil deGrasse Tyson

By Andrew TavinSeptember 1, 2015
We all know astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson is a genius when it comes to space, but did you also know he dabbles in the ancient art of matchmaking? And now, with everyone saying their goodbyes to hot lifeguards and getting ready for fall romances, there's ... More  →
Love Advice from Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Most Elaborate Practical Jokes Of All Time!

By Andrew TavinAugust 28, 2015
Is there anything more satisfying than seeing a practical joke come together? Whether it's a bucket carefully placed on top of a door or pretending to be a web site dedicated to geek culture when you're actually planning world domination, everyone loves a good goof! ... More  →
The Most Elaborate Practical Jokes Of All Time!

100 Ways to Answer "What Did You Do This Summer?"

By Andrew TavinAugust 19, 2015
The singular most annoying part of returning to school (besides two-bean lunch burritos; where is the THIRD BEAN?) is everyone asking you what you did over the summer. Especially when the person asking did something unbelievably amazing, like teach Leonardo DiCaprio KenKen on the Amalfi ... More  →
100 Ways to Answer "What Did You Do This Summer?"

Woman Swims 30 Miles Through Shark Territory (On Purpose)

By Andrew TavinAugust 12, 2015
What would it take for you to swim across shark-infested waters? A million dollars? A billion dollars? A billion dollars personally presented to you by the late King Henry VI? Human fish Kim Chambers did it just because. Ms. Chambers, the 38-year-old superhero, swam thirty miles through ... More  →
Woman Swims 30 Miles Through Shark Territory (On Purpose)

100 Things Scarier Than the First Day of School

By Andrew TavinAugust 10, 2015
Every year, the first day of school is said to elicit the loudest collective "NOPE" in human history. And it all begins with receiving your schedule in the mail—which sometimes feels like getting an invitation to a panic party featuring DJ Panic, who spins the ... More  →
100 Things Scarier Than the First Day of School

FINALLY, the Harry Potter/Taylor Swift Mash-Up That the World Has Been Waiting For!

By Andrew TavinAugust 4, 2015
Imagine that you wanted to re-experience the entire Harry Potter saga in under four minutes (it shouldn't be too tough, because WHY WOULDN'T YOU WANT THAT). What could you do? Sure, you could go to the cabinet where you keep the Pensieve filled with Harry Potter memories ... More  →
FINALLY, the Harry Potter/Taylor Swift Mash-Up That the World Has Been Waiting For!

Toys That Were Secretly Good For Us

By Andrew TavinAugust 4, 2015
You kids don't know how good you have it with your smart phones! If you want a new toy, you just get an app for that. Back in our day, we had to go to a store to get toys! And whereas you might as ... More  →
Toys That Were Secretly Good For Us
About the Author
Andrew Tavin

Andrew Tavin is a writer and stand-up comedian living in New York City. His work has been featured on Upworthy and Collegehumor. He writes pretty mediocre bios and can be followed on Twitter @andrewtavin.

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