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May the 4th be with you! We bet you never knew THIS about Star Wars

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May the Fourth be with you all! To celebrate this day of all things Star Wars, we've collected some little known facts and trivia about everyone's favorite SciFi movie franchise.* Here are some of our favorite scenes from the past four and a half decades. We guarantee that you've never heard of these never before true trivia facts. *EVERYONE'S FAVORITE.

So what exactly is Arbor Day?

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For most Americans, the traditional and time-honored response to Arbor Day is saying "Oh, it's Arbor Day again?" Let's face it, except for the Cub Scouts, most people aren't really tuned in to this misunderstood holiday. So after realizing that it was, in fact Arbor Day (we looked it up to make sure), we decided to help the 99.3% of Americans who regard this day with a barely audible "huh" and pull together some facts. Unfortunately, those facts were eaten by a squirrel who lives in a nearby tree, so we couldn't get too mad about it. Instead, we put together this less than helpful guide. Please enjoy.  Photo by  George Bakos  on  Unsplash

Not just for hippies: D3's Earth Day 2022 Info

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Earth Day used to be a day that hippies celebrated and normal people said "is that today?" But it's grown into something so much more since corporations figured out they can squeeze some cash out it. So grab a drink in your favorite disposable plastic container with a green leaf printed on it and read this handy info on Earth Day. Remember, we only have one Earth, so if we don't slow down now our children will have nothing left to destroy. I guess maybe don't think about that and just read this, okay?

Rise of the thermometers

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  Good news, everyone! According to a recent article in the New York Times , infections from COVID-19, including the most recent Omicron variant, seem to be on the way down. One of the ways they know this, according to the Times, is from a company named Kinsa in San Francisco that “tracks 2.5 million internet-connected thermometers across the country.” This company evidently uploads the temperatures of those using these thermometers, and “uses that data to estimate the percentage of Americans who have a fever every day. The declines over the past week have been sharp, which is a sign of Omicron’s retreat[.]”   Now, we know what you’re thinking: you’re simply ecstatic of the idea that millions of thermometers are congregating in the cloud, sharing stories about how sick you are, passing them on to some well-intentioned company who promises not to pass along anything personal about you. (Well, most of you are ecstatic. Some, like Bob Mulligan of 1535 East Bishop Avenue, in Millinocket,

I’m starting to regret naming my newborn son “Omicron”

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  Photo by  Taisiia Shestopal  on  Unsplash I can’t help but feel that Life is just messing with me now. We’ve all gone through a lot over the past couple of years, sure. But lately I’ve gotten the distinct feeling that “Someone” up “There” is gunning for me quite specifically. Because of certain recent events, I’m starting to regret choices I’ve made, even ones I was convinced were wise and prudent. Like my decision to name my son “Omicron.” That seems, now, to have been a bad move. I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking “But Omicron is a proud and respected word that any person would love as a first name.” And I agree. But tell that to my wife, who was admittedly sedated when I told the nurse what baby’s name was to be. When she regained her faculties, she was actually opposed to the name altogether. But honestly, she’s been harboring resentment since our daughter Blockchain was born three years ago. I think she just wants attention. Opinion by Scotty Whooping I remember w

Almost a Miracle

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It's the time of year when the miraculous can happen. Or almost happen. Sometimes the miracle expects a little cooperation, you know? 

The Coolest Pop Culture Christmas Gift Guide Ever

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  If you’ve been wracking your brains trying to come up with unique gifts that don’t suck (especially if the person you’re getting it for is over the age of 50 or so), Damper 3 has you covered. We jumped into our virtual 1977 Plymouth Volare and took a trip down Digital Memory Lane, stopping at every niche store possible to collect the absolutely coolest nostalgia gifts from television and movie history. And this is just the start: we hope to add to this list over the next couple of weeks as we come across other really cool pop culture gift ideas. Feel free to send us your ideas as well!   The following list reaches all the way back to the mid-1960s, with the Get Smart Shoe Phone Coffee Cup. (It’s been scientifically proven that the items that contain the highest levels of nostalgia are coffee cups and t-shirts). From there, we made stops in the 1970s, 80s, and 90s to bring you some of the coolest stuff we could find that won’t cost you too much, but will certainly elicit an approv