Louis C.K. of the Day: He and Jerry Seinfeld Talk About the Gettysburg Address

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Louis C.K. recites the Gettysburg Address with (not so much) grace, and he talks with Jerry Seinfeld about its history and meaning in true Louie style.

A New Perspective of the Day: Understanding Human Lifespan Through the History of the Universe

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A New Perspective of the Day: Understanding Human Lifespan Through the History of the Universe
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Prepared to be blown away. In a fascinating attempt at putting our everyday lives in proper perspective, the humor blog Wait But Why compiled a series of timelines growing in scale with each successive period, starting from the last 24 hours to the history of the universe since the Big Bang, which reveal a humbling perspective on just how minuscule our average lifespan is, and even the entire history of humanity itself, in comparison to the enormity of the age of the universe as we know it.

Twitter of the Day: NPR's @Todayin1963 Tweets March On Washington on Anniversary

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Twitter of the Day: NPR's @Todayin1963 Tweets March On Washington on Anniversary
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NPR's Code Switch covers today's historical anniversary of the March on Washington with a project that has them tweeting moments from that summer as they happened then.

Follow their Twitter, and NPR's special coverage of the Anniversary ceremony starting at 2 p.m. EST today.

Infographic of the Day: History of Nintendo

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In celebrating the release of Wii U, YouTuber RetroGameAddict brings this colorful infographic slideshow about the history of Nintendo console systems.

Mother's Day History Lesson of the Day

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Mother's Day History Lesson of the Day
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According to this post on Bloomberg, Anna M. Jarvis, the founder of Mother's Day, wouldn't be too happy with the way that the holiday is commercialized these days.

The holiday has its roots in the early 1900s, beginning as Mother's Friendship Day, an act to bring together mothers from opposite sides of the Civil War. Later, after corporate America had began to market it, Jarvis addressed businesses, "You are using a beautiful idea as a means of profiteering. As the founder of Mother's Day, I demand that it cease."

With that tone, she had essentially swung a wooden spoon towards the collective backsides of corporations.

[bloomberg]