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Nobody Noticed That Netflix Killed Saturday Delivery

Miss you. (Photo: flickr.com/jamiesrabbits)

Believe it or not: Netflix still delivers DVDs via something called the mail.

It was a revolutionary concept when the company launched in 1997, but fast forward to now and it’s not something that we really need — especially since everything good is streaming on its site. In early June, Netflix quietly ended shipping discs on Saturdays and it took weeks before anyone (besides a group of astute observers) noticed the change. Read More

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Israelis Can’t Stop Taking ‘Bomb Shelter Selfies’

2014!. (Photo: Facebook)

As the violent conflict between Israel and Gaza continues, Israelis are passing time in the most 2014 way possible: They’re taking selfies.

The new phenomenon, dubbed “bomb shelter selfies” as reported by the Jerusalem Post, is a group picture of smiling people waiting out their time until the missile warning sirens stop emitting their terrifying noise. A Facebook group dedicated to the trend has amassed more than 1,500 likes in the past few days. Read More

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United Kingdom to Build Massive Spaceport to Coax Richard Branson

Pewwwww. (Photo: Facebook)

The United Kingdom wants to reach the final frontier in about four years.

Tomorrow, the government will officially announce eight possible locations for the country’s first commercial spaceport — where spaceships would depart and land — is slated to open in 2018. The move is part of their ambitious plan to keep growing its space sector, which somehow pumps in more than $20 billion into the country’s economy every year. Read More

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Airbus Looks to Make Traveling Even Worse With Bicycle-Like Seats

Looks great. (Photo: Airbus)

Since the extra fees, deplorable beverage selection, and the chance of getting a singing flight attendant doesn’t make flying an already miserable experience, Airbus is looking to make it even worse.

The French aircraft manufacturer has submitted a patent for a new passenger seat that resembles a bike. The proposed contraption would have very little legroom, a bicycle-like seat, and a nonexistent headrest. Read More