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Quickies: Starbucks and Race Relations, Amy Schumer’s Feminism, and the Mars One Scam

15 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Farts – “Admit it. You’ve always wanted to know whether farts can carry germs.” I mean, probably half of the reason I became …

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Quickies: Yeti hair, Mike Huckabee, and GDC 2015

Yeti is probably just a brown bear, say scientists – Nor do they seem to be from an ancient breed of polar bears. Mike Huckabee pursues unconventional ways to finance …

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Quickies: Haunted Dolls, the Amazing Tig Notaro, and Racist Frats

Haunted Dolls Are A Thing, And They’re Not Cheap, Either – Ummm brb, I need to go out and get some dolls for my new business venture. Disabled and Fighting …

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Kavin Can’t Even Quickie: Food Babe, Did You Know that “Indian” Isn’t a Language?

This will be an extremely short edition of “Kavin Can’t Even.” I have been taking one for the team and reading Vani Hari’s book, “Food Babe Way,” a New York …

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Global Quickies: Antivaxxer Has to Pay, Armored Protest, and Forced Reincarnations

GERMANY “A German biologist who offered €100,000 (£71,350; $106,300) to anyone who could prove that measles is a virus has been ordered by a court to pay up.” INDIA “Indian …

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Quickies: Terry Pratchett, Uber, and feminist books for kids

Sir Terry Pratchett has died – “DON’T THINK OF IT AS DYING,” said Death. “JUST THINK OF IT AS LEAVING EARLY TO AVOID THE RUSH.” Uber tries to improve reputation …

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Quickies: The woman behind Marvel’s heroines, Sarkeesian’s “What I couldn’t say,” and millenial’s racism

The woman behind Marvel’s newest team of heroines – “I think now more than ever, the voices of women in comics are really coming to the fore.” From mrmisconception. Anita …

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Quickies: Transgender Students, Scientology Secrets, and Sleater-Kinney Comedy

Transgender Students Learn To Navigate School Halls – “In many ways, it seems like gender non-conformity awareness is at all-time high. Last week Congressman Mike Honda announced via Twitter that …

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