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  1. The Fierce Debate Over Twitter’s 280 Characters

    We all know by now that Twitter raised their character limit to 280. Predictably, this change has inspired hilarious reactions online. Most users are downright gleeful they have a wee-bit more space to tweet. Others are upset, claiming this expansion will ruin Twitter by making it more like Facebook. A few grumpy tweeters have solemnly vowed to never compose a tweet that’s longer than the …

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  3. Cracking The Code of Millennial Slang

    What does it mean to glo up? Who the heck is Salt Bae? We help you decode these and other popular slang terms.

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  6. What’s Nuclear About A Football?

    Whose nuclear launch button is bigger? There has been a serious kerfuffle in the news about buttons and their relative size. Specifically, nuclear launch buttons. Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea, flatly stated that a nuclear button is on his desk at all times. “It’s not a mere threat but a reality that I have a nuclear button on the desk in my office.” …

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