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7 new spider species get their names from ‘Game of Thrones’ and other hits

Varys from Game of Thrones. Shelob from Lord of the Rings. And, of course, Charlotte. 

They can all be found in caves in Pará, a state in northern Brazil. There, scientists discovered seven new species — and named them all after spiders in pop culture. 

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No, none of them eat hobbits, or befriend curious piglets. But these six-eyed spiders are still pretty cool. Even though they live in caves, they haven’t lost their pigmentation or all of their eyes. (Most spiders, BTW, have eight eyes.) Some of them were even discovered outside of caves.  Read more…

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Wanna turn into that alligator meme? A makeup artist will show you how.


Promise Tamang is a popular online makeup artist known for serving looks that dramatically resemble famous characters and celebrities.

The makeup guru’s latest look might seem a little strange at first but if you’ve been on Twitter recently you may recognize the new reptilian star.

Turned myself into ‘Cuca’ the sassy Alligator😂🐊🇧🇷

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Promise’s transformation is based on Cuca, an alligator witch that first appeared in the book O Saci  by Brazilian author Monteiro Lobato in 1921. And now, gifs from the 2001 TV adaptation of the book series have recently taken the internet by storm. Read more…

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