Vimeo on Demand Adds the Cult Classic Series ‘Mystery Science Theater 3000′ With Three Exclusive Episodes

Vimeo on Demand has added the cult classic series Mystery Science Theater 3000 with a catalog of 83 episodes including three exclusives: “The Painted Hills,” “Jungle Goddess,” and “The Screaming Skull.” Individual episodes can be rented for $2.99 or downloaded for $10.99, and the full collection can be purchased for $299.99 through the Vimeo on Demand MST3K site.

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Pee-wee Herman Launches a New Blog With Optional VIP Premium Diamond Platinum Club Membership

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Pee-wee Herman has launched a new blog that features an optional VIP Premium Diamond Platinum Club membership. When applying for the free VIP membership, users are encouraged to share things like their favorite hobby, shoe size, and even write an essay to Pee-wee.

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Mental Floss Serves Up a Series of Thanksgiving Food Facts

For Thanksgiving, Mental Floss host John Green presents a series of Thanksgiving food facts in an episode of List Show. The facts include things like how many turkeys die of heart attacks every year, why cranberries are also called “bounceberries,” and which pie is America’s favorite.

‘Marvel’s Agent Carter’, A Period Drama Based on the Popular Marvel Character Played by Hayley Atwell

ABC will air the eight-part series Marvel’s Agent Carter beginning January 6, 2015. The show is set in 1946 and centers around the character of Peggy Carter, played by Hayley Atwell. Atwell has appeared as Carter in both Captain America: The First Avenger and Captain America: The Winter Soldier as well as on the ABC series Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. ABC has released a preview of the show titled “It Ain’t Life and Death.”

It’s 1946, and peace has dealt Peggy Carter a serious blow as she finds herself marginalized when the men return home from fighting abroad. Working for the covert SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), Peggy must balance doing administrative work and going on secret missions for Howard Stark.

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A TED-Ed Animation That Explains What the Liver Does in the Body

A recent TED-Ed animation by science writer Emma Bryce and animator Andrew Zimbelman explains what the liver does in the body. The liver serves a number of functions in the body that the animation explains using several visual metaphors.

There’s a factory inside you that weighs about 1.4 kilograms and runs for 24 hours a day. It’s your liver: the heaviest organ in your body, which simultaneously acts as a storehouse, a manufacturing hub, and a processing plant. Emma Bryce gives a crash course on the liver and how it helps keep us alive.

‘Serial’, The Popular Long-Form True Crime Podcast, Announces a Second Season After Asking Fans For Support

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Serial, the popular long-form true crime podcast, has announced a second season after asking fans for support. Serial was a spinoff of the radio show and podcast This American Life and was largely supported by that show in its first season, but announced on a recent episode that to continue after the first season it would need listener support. Fans of the show can still donate to the show through Chicago Public Media’s site, or by texting the word “Serial” to 25383 to add $10 to their phone bill.

Last week, we asked people who’ve been listening to Serial to chip in if they wanted a second season. This American Life funded the bulk of Season One, but for Serial to continue, it needs to pay for itself. Today, we have good news: between the money you donated and sponsorship, we’ll be able to make a second season. We don’t know yet what the story will be or exactly when we’ll be airing Season Two, but we’ll be working on it as soon as this season ends.

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‘The Taxonomical Tea Box’, A Chart by Pop Chart Lab Featuring 104 Varieties of Tea

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The Taxonomical Tea Box” is a chart by Pop Chart Lab that features 104 varieties of tea grouped into seven different categories and organized by country of origin.

Settle in for a soothing cuppa with this steamy ode to tea! Placed into 7 taxonomical boxes—with compartments for Black, Green, Dark, Oolong, White, Rooibos and Yellow—and further classified by country of origin, this spot-on selection features 104 tea types in all, from Darjeeling to Earl Grey to the full complement of famous Chinese leaves. A chart steeped in tradition (and flavor), this tribute to the second-most-famous caffeinated beverage is here just in time for the holidays—a perfect gift for your favorite teetotaling tea drinker.

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