Grant Pardee

Grant Pardee

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The Daily Dot

The icy history of the ‘apply cold water to burn’ meme

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The first thing you should do when you accidentally burn yourself—whether it’s by touching a hot curling iron or brushing up against scalding kitchen pan—is to apply cold water. It helps numb the pain and limits the extent of the damage. And the first thing you should do when you see someone get burned on the internet, of course, is to share the “apply cold water to burned area” meme.

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The 9 Most Popular Conspiracy Theories That Continue To Live On

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Paranoia is a hell of a drug. According to research from the University of Chicago, at least 50 percent of Americans believe in at least one conspiracy theory.

Conspiracy theories vary in subject but are ultimately rooted in the idea that there is some singular enemy to blame and that life is not essentially a confusingly chaotic Kafka-esque nightmare of accidents and opportunism.

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The 10 Best Cooperative Games

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Video games are like sex: They’re more fun with other people. Actually, sometimes I prefer just watching. And really there’s nothing like a good five-hour session by yourself on a Sunday afternoon. Let’s get away from this analogy. The point is: co-op video games are fun. But which ones are the best?

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What Happens If You Miss Jury Duty?

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Serving on a jury is a civic duty and part of what keeps the American judicial system honest. It’s also an inconvenient pain will cost you time and money, unless you’re lucky enough to be in a salaried position that’s OK with you missing an indeterminate amount of time.

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The Most-Viewed YouTube Videos of All Time

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Despite being the second-most popular website in the world behind only Facebook, the perception of YouTube tends to be that it’s the domain of insipid vloggers, pranks gone awry, and TV clips. But the truth is, the most popular videos on the site are overwhelmingly music videos.

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10 Office Pranks That Will Make You An Office Legend

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We spend so much time with our coworkers, it's only natural to occasionally want to prank them. We all need something sometimes to break up our days and bring a little smile (and some frustration) to those we share an office with.

We've searched the internet and collected some of our favorite real-life pranks, with an emphasis on the ones you can pull off without too much effort. It's a job, after all: You're not supposed to work that hard.

The Daily Dot

The Worst '90s Haircuts Ever

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“Hey, remember the ‘90s?”

That line could open about 50 percent of the articles on the internet and it’s a small wonder why: It was the last good decade before the whole world went to shit. The following decades have seen the unfortunate rise of neo-cons and neo-nazis, so who can blame us for being nostalgic for the era of Neopets?