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After a Long and Fruitful Life, the Mars Rover "Opportunity" Is Dead

Science writer Jacob Margolis chronicled the end for the proud little rover. The last thing they heard from the rover was "My battery is low and it's getting dark." That is some Hollywood level drama, man. Well, it did a great job anyway, and lasted for waaaaaaay longer than we expected. Good rover.

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15 Products That Failed Cause They Were Too Ahead Of Their Time

Sometimes a product seemingly filled with promise comes around, and flops--flops HARD. Folks contributed their thoughts about which particular products failed, maybe just because they were ahead of their time. 

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Elon Musk's jet flights get treated with pinball sound effects, and it's ended up being the video we never knew we needed! 

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Guy Lives With His Wife In Darkness For 6 Years Until He Makes Hilariously Obvious Discovery

This story made me literally smack my forehead. I can't imagine how the guy felt after 6 years of living in the dark (literally and metaphorically). There's a moral to this story children: check everything at least 3 times before writing it off. Hell, make it 4 times. This is the most annoying of TIFU stories and if this happened to me I'd never get over how easily the problem could have been solved.


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20 Random Moments From Tinder To Shine A Light On The Chaotic Modern Dating World

There are flairs of originality, crudeness, immaturity, and silver-tongued smoothness throughout these randomly assorted moments from the Wild West of the Modern Dating World, Tinder. For all we know we're witnessing snapshots of history's next great love story. And it all started out with some locker room-level witticism...

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Thirsty Guy Condemns Dating App For Making People Write Essays, Proceeds To Write His Own

This impatient essayist is so caught up in falling in love with the sound of his own voice on paper, it could be a while before he finds any luck on this app. If you open your self-summary telling your potential match to f**k you and then proceed to write an essay that beats around the bush, while centering on the FIRST sentence you said, which is ultimately about you getting laid....you're going to have a bad time. Or not. Maybe he's rolling around in Pound Town right now. 

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Twitter Thread Will Make You See Why Facebook's 10 Year Challenge Meme Isn't Harmless

Author, Kate O'Neill used her platform on Twitter to encourage people participating in online activities like the recent, trending profile picture aging meme on Facebook, to slow down and think about it critically. O'Neill asks people to consider how willingly posting that information online for Facebook's seemingly sentient algorithm to digest, can have a ripple effect on society as a whole; how that information can be fed into worldwide databases, sold off to advertising agencies, and used to exploit the very people that upload it, without considering the impacts, in the process. She doesn't aim to inspire panic in this Twitter thread, but instead, she wants us to think critically when considering the fast-changing landscape of the world around us. Some solid advice! 

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Guy Makes Crazy Discovery About His Family When Looking Through His Old Computer

You never know what kind of family secret you might uncover when searching through old computers. Truly, proceed at your own risk. This TIFU story could have had a much worse ending, but despite the secrets on that old laptop, the story ended up kinda heartwarming. 

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Tech Support Blows Minds of Retail Employees with Power Button Bombshell

We're not sure who's more shocked here; The retail worker who learned the power symbol isn't a camera, or the tech support dude who had to tell them?

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21 Poor Souls Share Their Most Frivolous First World Problems

Here are some of the unrelenting trials and tribulations of living in a land of plenty. Some people are more self aware than others.

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12 Ridiculous Tinder Pickup Lines That Either Nailed It Or Completely Missed Their Mark

You miss every shot you don't take. We've got a nice spread of brash and occasionally smooth Tinderers trying their best to make something happen in a Wild West seemingly hellbent on teasing unrealistic expectations endlessly, by its very design. 

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