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5 Pi Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

Every March 14, we — well, at least the math geeks among us — celebrate Pi Day. The reason is simple: pi, the mathematical constant representing the ratio of any circle’s circumference to its diameter, is often written as 3.14, as is March 14. But the truth about pi — very likely the most important, and most mysterious, number on Earth — is a whole lot more complicated. Here are some pi facts and pieces of Pi Day trivia that you may not have known.

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25 Best Blogs 2012

Pundits keep predicting that blogging will die off, a victim of Facebook, Twitter and other simpler methods of self-expression. But the blog is still thriving; it’s just evolving. Today’s blogs offer everything from serious investigative journalism to silly photos, and they’re created by everyone from talented amateurs to staffers at some of the world’s largest media companies. We picked 25 gems, focusing on ones that aren’t yet household names.

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25 Most Popular Urban Legends Still Being Told

Whether its an unsolved mystery, a popular misconception, or sometimes just a big hoax urban legends are an inevitable part of any culture. Usually they are handed down by word of mouth from generation to generation and many times have their origin in some vaguely twisted version of a true story. Regardless of their veracity, however, these are the 25 most popular urban legends still being told.

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12 Countries Where The Government Regulates What You Can Name Your Child

New Zealand released an updated list of its legally forbidden baby names this week, sparking some controversy among people who apparently think “4real” and “Lucifer” should not be banned, or maybe just that the state shouldn’t be in the business of saying what you can or can’t name your own children. But New Zealand is not alone. A number of countries regulate names, and many are much stricter than New Zealand. (Regulators there did, after all, allow “Number 16 Bus Shelter.”) In Iceland, for instance, parents must choose from a list of roughly 1,800 girls’ names and 1,700 boys’ names, according to the BBC. And in China, Mental Floss reports, parents can only use characters that computer scanners can read.

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No Easy Day Shocking Details: Top 10 Facts You Need to Know

No Easy Day is the controversial book written by Navy SEAL Matt Bissonnette, the Team 6 member who was on the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. The AP got a first look at the book and revealed shocking details. Here's what you need to know.

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10 Free and Addictive Games for Your Droid

Your Android phone is an amazing time-waster. Whether you're sitting in the waiting room of your doctor's office, sitting in traffic (not advised), sitting in class (also not advised), or just chillin' at home, it offers a bounty of fun and entertaining game apps that will have you continually coming back for more. Among the thousands and thousands that are available to download, a handful standout as the most addictive. Angry Birds, for example, has been so successful that its creators have decided to produce an animated TV or web series featuring the little guys. Below are the free and new — to Android, at least — ones that every Android owner should thumb through. These are the types of games that you'll end up trying to master in a single sitting. Perhaps one is destined to become the next app sensation like Angry Birds.

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21 Things Every Chef Desperately Wants You To Know Before You Dine Out

Nothing has been glamorized quite so much as the life of a chef, thanks to shows like Top Chef and just about everything on The Food Network. I sat down with the Chef de Cuisine of one of Manhattan's premier restaurants, and asked him what he wished people knew before they came in and dined at his establishment, and about chefs in general. Here's the list he willingly shared with me. Like our piece on what NOT to do when you're out drinking, I sincerely hope this article helps you (and your chef) have a better time next time you enjoy a night on the town.

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5 Fascinating Recipe Sites To Brush Up Your Culinary Skills

Getting closer to the holidays, some people may dread the heavy foods that abound during these times. But as the season is a synonym for sharing good times and good food with loved ones, I’m sure we all enjoy the holiday season. When it comes to enjoying food, there are loads of recipe sites that provide you with great food, some with more active communities than others. AllRecipes comes to mind, as well as Chow and Epicurious. Those sites may be really well-known but there are many more that you shouldn’t miss out on. Whether you can’t resist a restaurant’s dish or want to try your hand at making your own version, or whether you really want to keep a budget for your meals, the next couple of sites may just be your cup of tea.

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8 Celebrities We Liked Better When They Were Fat

Every passing year, it seems like celebrities get even more hung up on the way they look. What was considered thin ten years ago is now intolerably obese. The problem is, there’s no off-season in celebrity culture; the paparazzi or TMZ could swoop in at any time and snap a photo of you at your most self-conscious, so you’d better stay thin all year long just in case there’s a cameraman lurking behind the bushes. But we at HolyTaco.com have no interest in supporting this unhealthy obsession. Please don’t change, girl who played Precious! Stay plus-plus-plus-sized forever! We loved the fact that there used to be overweight famous people out in the world, because it made us plebes feel better about ourselves. And so, we’ve compiled this list of eight celebs who we actually liked better when they were fat. We beg them all to join us back in the land of the normal and pudgy.

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10 Neat Things to Do With Apples

This is the list I started to work on last week when I got distracted by the history of apples. Now that you know how we came to have such wonderful apples, here's some things you can do with the bounteous harvest. You are, no doubt, very familiar with the basic American apple pie. Spice that recipe up with some bacon! Mission Hills Life has a recipe for Bacon Makes Everything Better Apple Pie, shown here, and a bonus recipe for Maple Bourbon Apple Pie with a Bacon Pecan Crust, if you want to really go all out.

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10 WWE Superstars who Have Battled Addiction

WWE is a sport loved all over the world, with millions of people tuning in every night from all around the globe to watch their favourite stars in action. For fans, the WWE superstars aren’t just average wrestlers, they’re heroes, sometimes even gods with a huge army of followers, who are awed by their actions and are ready to follow their every command. However, many people forget that off the camera, wrestlers are still human beings and are prone to occasional errors in judgement. Coping with fame isn’t the easiest thing in the world, and it’s that inability that has driven some of the franchise's most revered names into tragic addictions. And while some wrestlers have won the battle against the bottle and the syringe, others have sadly succumbed to it.

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Extinct In Our Lifetime — 11 Species We've Lost Forever

The Golden Toad: It’s not the only species to disappear in the past 40 years – but it might just be the brightest. This fluorescent amphibian was found in the high altitude ridges of Costa Rica, but thanks to pollution, global warming and fungal skin infections, the species became extinct in 1989. Read on to find out about 10 other incredible species we’ve lost in the last several decades.

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