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Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 8, 2011
The gummy bear torture chamber. The Gummy Bear Torture Chamber. The GUMMY BEAR TORTURE CHAMBER. Seriously, it just sounds epic. Anyway, watch this, and learn how to use chemistry to make a gummy bear explode. Awesome. Send in your favorite videos to contribute@sparknotes.com! (Extra awesome points if... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Flyergirl13 Tells You How—To Be an Evil Genius

By ContributorFebruary 8, 2011
flyergirl sure knows a lot about being a successful bad guy. Should we be worried?—Sparkitors There’s a reason that the villains in the movies never win: they all make the same stupid mistakes. You’d think they would have learned after that... More  →
Flyergirl13 Tells You How—To Be an Evil Genius

Playlist of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 8, 2011
Today's playlist shall remain nameless, as will the Sparkler who created it. "Baby Grand" by Billy Joel ft. Ray Charles "You Know My Name (Look Up the Number)" by The Beatles "Autumn Leaves" by Eric Clapton "Someone Saved My Life Tonight" by Elton John "Suicide (Unreleased)"... More  →
Playlist of the Day

Video War: Foals Vs. Duffy

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 8, 2011
Sometimes, you've just got to let the music speak for itself—especially when you can't think of anything even remotely witty to say about Willow "Whiplash" Smith and her swarthy competition, Mumford and (His Exceptionally Good-Lookin') Sons. So without any further gilding of the lily (yes,... More  →
Video War: Foals Vs. Duffy

Eating in Dakar, Senegal

By ContributorFebruary 8, 2011
Naala_Senegal sells us on the wonders of salty, spicy, ricey Senegalese food! –Sparkitors Hi, everybody! *waves excitedly* As you may have guessed from my username, I live in Senegal. To save you the trouble of asking where Senegal is, I’m going to show... More  →
Eating in Dakar, Senegal

Living Through the Egyptian Revolution: Part 4

By ContributorFebruary 8, 2011

BingoTheAwesome, this is one of the most powerful and inspiring posts we've ever read. We're so honored that you shared it with us!—Sparkitors

So here's the thing. For the past few blogs—from the very beginning, actually—I've... More  →
Living Through the Egyptian Revolution: Part 4

Open Thread for February 8

By Chelsea DaggerFebruary 8, 2011
Dragons DO exist! No, seriously. Just check out this pic and this email, sent by the awesomely-named iwearfiestapants: These school holidays I was sent to "reconnect" with my aunt and cousins in their smallish town that 2 hours away from the beach. I was... More  →
Open Thread for February 8

The Highlights and Lowlights of Commercial Bowl XLV

By Kathryn_WilliamsFebruary 7, 2011
The Super Bowl is, like, the Super Bowl of commercials. So while you were busy shouting every sports-related term you know ("Holding! Offensive Lineman! Blind Side! Astro Turf!") at your ironic Super Bowl party and wondering when Legolas started playing for... More  →
The Highlights and Lowlights of Commercial Bowl XLV

Intern's Pick of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 7, 2011
Today's pick is just plain adorable—who wouldn't want to watch a dog take a bath in slow ... More  →
Intern's Pick of the Day

Playlist of the Day

By Jennifer GrudzieckiFebruary 7, 2011
Today's Steampunk'd playlist was sent in by blacktophat. Enjoy! "The Clockyard" by Abney Park "The Doctor's Wife" by The Clockwork Quartet "We Talk Like Machines" by Savoir Adore "Coin-Operated Boy" by Dresden Dolls "Throw Them Overboard" by Abney Park "Take Your... More  →
Playlist of the Day