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Emily Asher-Perrin

Wonder Woman, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Princess Leia Have the Same Birthday Because Obviously They Do

On this very day, Wonder Woman turns 75 years old! Which is an amazing landmark all in itself, for all that she means to the superhero genre, and to women the world over. In fact, the United Nations has named October 21st Wonder Woman Day–so if you’re looking for a reason to celebrate, you now have a pretty great one. Raise a glass to a character who is strength, wisdom, and kindness incarnate because we are truly lucky to have her.

But don’t stop there–because Diana also happens to have the same birthday as two more incredible women.

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A Computer Solved Time Travel’s “Grandfather Paradox” With An Extra Time Machine

It’s the age-old problem–“But if I go back in time and accidentally kill my grandpa, then how could I have time traveled in the first place?”

Or, well, it’s an age-old problem for fans of time travel fiction. Lucky for us, computers can fix everything. Well, the answer to the infamous Grandfather Paradox at least.

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How Much Beer Does it Take to Get a Hobbit Drunk?

Hobbits live the good life: they eat all day, they generally work with their hands and enjoy nature (unless they are wealthy and don’t work at all), and they live in an idyllic farmscape full of lush trees, rivers, and green hills. They also consume their fair share of ale in taverns, an ode to the pub culture that J.R.R. Tolkien himself heralded from.

But how much can a hobbit actually drink?

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Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency is High On Energy, Humor, and Verve

Fans at New York Comic Con were lucky enough to get a sneak peak at the pilot episode of BBC America’s upcoming series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency. Based on the book series by Douglas Adams, Dirk Gently is a spin on your average cop show—

—that’s a lie, it is nothing like your average cop show. It is staggeringly fun, however, and an exciting addition to the BBCA lineup.

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