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If this doesn't inspire you (to get through Thursday), then all hope is lost.

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The Secret Life of Plankton -- a TED talk that is at once smart, gorgeous, and narrated by a fish: "There's so much more to me than just a tasty meal."

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Colin Robertson attempts to deliver a three-minute TED talk about crowdsourcing solar energy solutions when his presentation is suddenly halted by every TED speaker's worst nightmare: The infamous "spinning beach ball of death."

Considering Robertson is really Eugene Cordero,

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TED Talk of the Day: Magician Marco Tempest uses three borrowed iPods as props in his TED talk "on truth and lies, art and emotion."

[ted / b3ta.]

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This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day: Well, it looks like the Rapture's been postponed yet again. But, had it actually come to pass, wouldn't it have sucked to shuffle off your mortal coil without ever having learned how to properly tie your shoes?

Luckily, you're still around to let Radius Foundation director Terry Moore blow your mind.

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This Is Interesting, You Should Watch It of the Day: The Filter Bubble author Eli Pariser gives an illuminating TED talk on the dangers of online personalization algorithms that limit our worldview by attempting to predict our interests.

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TED Talk of the Day: "It was terror; life was over": Ric Elias, a front-row passenger aboard US Airways Flight 1549, gives a TED talk about the three things he learned while his plane was crashing.

[thanks anon!]