Also in today’s Reddit Digest: Gawker comments vs. Reddit comments, and why people give money so easily on the Internet (oh, hey, Reddit Gold? Thank you!).
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- r/explainlikeimfive takes on Bitcoin. (r/explainlikeimfive)
- r/TheoryOfReddit discusses Gawker comments vs. Reddit comments. (r/TheoryOfReddit)
- The band Steel Panther hosts an AMA. (r/IAMA)
- Another day means another redditor is fulfilling a promise to eat a lemon… and get slapped by his girlfriend… and do the Icy Hot challenge… simultaneously. (r/bestof)
- When redditor asks why people so easily give strangers money on the Internet, he is gifted Reddit Gold. (r/defaultgems)
- When did the average person stop wearing capes? (r/AskHistorians)
- r/AskScience explains why certain materials melt and other materials burn. (r/askscience)
Picture of the day: Wil Wheaton posts a picture of himself from 1987, complete with “two friendship bracelets on my ankle, keeping the WATCH I PUT THERE ON PURPOSE company, SIX total watches, and a Depeche Mode t-shirt tucked into my acid-washed jeans.” (r/pics)
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