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New York City Cryptic Subway Code

July 11th, 2013 2:00 PM

A year ago today, a cryptic code allegedly passed on from a stranger in the NYC subway surfaced on the front page of Reddit, prompting an epic crowdsourced investigation on /r/cryptography as well as in the streets of New York City.

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Playing Dead

July 2nd, 2013 3:30 PM

It’s hot outside. You are stuck at home and you’ve had enough Internet for the day. Need a new pastime?
Stop, drop and play dead.

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Nigel Thornberry Remixes

June 26th, 2013 3:30 PM

Two years ago today, Nickelodeon’s cartoon character Sir Nigel Archibald Thornberry skyrocketed to internet fame with a viral mashup of Katy Perry’s hit single “Firework" featuring his nasal, whining voice.

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Julian Assange

June 21st, 2013 4:45 PM

A year ago this week, the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks entered the Ecuadorian embassy in London to seek refuge from extradition to Sweden, where he still remains wanted in connection to a sexual assault investigation.

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