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There's one true fact known to mankind on the holidays: Santa Claus has a very heavy load to traipse across the globe in a single night. It's a lot for one man to take on by himself. So maybe you should ask for the perfect gift that weighs only .0 lbs. A digital download of your favorite movie! Or, you can add a little heft to his bulging bag, and opt for the Blu-ray or DVD. Either way, Santa's dislocated spine will thank you.
Sure, a tablet only weighs around 1.5 pounds, maybe less. But a DVD or Blu-ray really is the perfect gift. They're fairly cheap, everyone likes watching their favorite movie, and 2012 has been a pretty great year for blockbusters that everyone, including your finicky aunt and your oh-so-cool, hipster brother, will want to watch again and again. Nearly 98% of the people on this planet liked Marvel's The Avengers, and »
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In the geological record, the further down we dig, the further we go into the past, which means that deposits are continually being laid down on the planet's surface (presumably a combination of volcanic material and cosmic debris). Is the Earth getting bigger?
The Earth is not getting bigger. Deposition (of sediments, mostly marine) and weathering (erosion) are in approximate equilibrium. Most weathering occurs on land while most deposition occurs in the seas, resulting in a net accumulation of marine sediment. However, some sediments are subducted beneath continental crust at the edges of some oceans and recycled back into igneous rocks spewed from volcanoes. Also, both oceanic and terrestrial crust go through cycles of up– and down–thrust, periodically rising above and below sea level. The bed of today's North Sea is flooded continental crust, »
Even though his most famous onscreen character remains as puerile as possible — sure, Stifler's got a desk job, but that won't stop him from pooping in someone's beer cooler — Seann William Scott has confirmed that he's tying the knot.
The genial actor, who won us over with his recent turn in the hockey flick "Goon," is getting hitched to model Lindsay Frimodt.
Critics and hockey fans alike have been stomping for "Goon," which is currently on demand and in theaters. »
- Jenni Miller
3 items from 2012
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