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The Vermont school in an empty shopping mall

Many department stores are lying empty across the US as more of us shop online. One school found a unique use for one of them when they urgently needed a new home.

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Oh, they went there!

MCU/DC Crossover Film ‘Flash Vs. Kang’ Shut Down 20 Minutes Into Production:

Flash vs. Kang, the highly anticipated crossover between the Marvel and DC extended cinematic universes, was forced to shut down production just minutes after it began due to several simultaneous controversies, sources have confirmed.

“We were prepared for this possibility, but were really hoping we’d somehow pull it off without too bad an incident,” said Kevin Feige, President of Marvel Studios and one of several executive producers of the highly anticipated film. “Or at least get a few more scenes filmed before we had to shut it down. We didn’t even make it to lunch. After we saw how they had to sit on that Flash movie for a few years, we just said ‘No way,’ and sent everyone home. We can’t do four months of this.”

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A naming cr-ISIS

From 2015: “A French rock band changed their name from Isis Child to Angel’s Whisper as the attention on ISIL had overshadowed them on search engines.

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Top 10 Charlies in football history

For 3 Added Minutes, Matthew Gregory compiled a list of the 10 best footballers named Charles in history. He took some creative linguistic licence with a few but there’s no judgement from me:

Karol Poborský

Before we start – yes, Karol is a variation on Charles. Or rather, they come from the same etymological root. Go and argue about it with Susie Dent, if you like. Anyway, Poborský won titles with Manchester United, Slavia Prague and Sparta Prague, but will always be best remembered for his flowing locks and for his role in the Czech Republic’s run to the final of Euro 1996, and, in particular, for that lobbed goal against Portugal.

The funny thing is that he scored an almost identical goal against the same goalkeeper – Vítor Baia – a few years later while playing for Benfica, and nothing he achieved that summer was any kind of bottled lightning. He earned 118 caps for his country and scored over a hundred career goals from the right wing, playing in four different countries. Sadly, the now long-retired winger has gotten rid of the hair.

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Skateboard: ‘a teeter-totter on wheels is the new fad and menace’

Skateboarding, LIFE opined in 1965, is “the most exhilarating and dangerous joyriding device this side of the hot rod.”

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LUSH x The Super Mario Bros. Movie

Bottles of Mario and Luigi shower gel (in red and green, respectively)

LUSH is collaborating with the Super Mario Bros. Movie to bring fans a collection of Mario-related bath and shower products.

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The story of Roger Sharpe, the young midwesterner who overturned New York City’s 35 year-old ban on pinball machines.

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Ordering pizza on a Nintendo Wii in 2022 because why not?

It works, the pizza was hot, and it was tasty.

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JSTOR on the evolution of Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid, a trailblazing British-Iraqi architect, passed away seven years ago at the peak of her career. As a woman of Arab descent, she defied the traditional mould of what an architect should be and left an indelible mark on the field of contemporary design.

JSTOR looked at how she changed architecture.

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Quit more

Why Quitting is Underrated:

This is the issue with grit. It can get you to stick to hard things that are worthwhile, but it can also get you to stick to hard things that are no longer worthwhile – like after your fibula snaps at mile eight. Throughout our lives, it turns out we are not very good listeners when the world tells us that we should stop.

There are a host of reasons why we ignore obvious signals to quit, not the least of which is that quitting has a nearly universal negative connotation. If someone called you a quitter, would you ever consider it a compliment?

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