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New York City is getting the world’s biggest Ferris wheel. Problem: It’s in Staten Island, so those purists at r/NYC say they won’t go. (r/NYC)
“I am Kristinn Hrafnsson, official spokesman of Wikileaks. I'm here to answer any question you have to the best of my ability.” (r/IAmA)
Want to see presidential candidates weigh in on SOPA? Redditors from r/TestPAC want you to sign a petition to make Internet freedom an issue at the presidential debates. (r/SOPA)
Those moonshiners at r/firewater share a cool flowchart about how Jim Beam makes its bourbon. (r/firewater)
- Trouble viewing r/AntiSRS? That’s because the mods set it to private. Here’s a screengrab of one of them explaining (and explaining, and explaining) why. (r/subredditdrama)
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Kentucky man shoots down drone spying on 16-year-old daughter
Drone pilots take notice: The world is not your playground.
Baby elephant playing with birds will instantly brighten your day
This baby elephant calf is having so much fun.
Your favorite 'Super Mario Bros' tunes sound incredible on this Nintendo-themed piano
You might need to blow on the keys before playing this piano.
NBC's Universo taps top talent from MiTú Network
'Vive el Verano' will make its TV premiere on Aug. 1.
Scientists share their most embarrassing fieldwork stories
Sometimes scientists screw up on the job, too.
Dylann Roof and the shocking truth about the death penalty in America
There's more to the numbers on capital punishment than meets the eye.
The media's problematic portrayal of Samuel DuBose in one NBC tweet
Why does the cop who shot him in the head look like a hero here?
NAF files restraining order against anti-abortion group behind undercover videos
'The safety and security of our members is our top priority.'
Inside New York City's only summer camp for cats
Gather 'round the kitty food campfire.
How Portals is forging connections in the most unlikely places
Part art installation and part social experiment, these gold shipping containers are wired and ready to recapture the random intimacy we’ve lost.
Hyperwalk is the latest in teen transportation
From Vine stars to the YouNow elite, Hyperwalks were everywhere in Anaheim.
VidCon's Creator track wants to foster the next generation of YouTube stars
New programming fills the void between what Community means at VidCon and what Industry feels like.
Pastel hair was the literal highlight of VidCon 2015
Soft grunge hair was all the rage.
Hank Green on the future of VidCon and his own creative goals
Five questions with Hank Green.
Connor Franta's new label focuses on music curated by digital influencers
Franta has already tested out the concept.
Of content and controversy at VidCon 2015
Content creation is king—but the biggest YouTube convention around knows change is key too.