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20 Years Of Harry Potter

J.K. Rowling published ‘Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone’ on June 26th, 1997, and it instantly became a cultural touchstone. The Onion looks back at the most important moments in the 20-year history of the Harry Potter franchise.

Pros And Cons Of The Gig Economy

Americans are increasingly using on-demand services, both as workers and consumers. Here are the major benefits and drawbacks of the gig economy.

Frontier Airlines Tells Customers To Just Fucking Deal With It

‘You’re Uncomfortable For A Few Hours And Then You Get To Be Somewhere Else,’ Says CEO

DENVER—Noting that some discomfort should be expected while traveling to a faraway place in just a few goddamn hours, officials from ultra-low-cost carrier Frontier Airlines reportedly told customers Thursday to just fucking deal with it.

Top Family Vacation Spots

With school out for the summer, families are packing up and hitting the road. Here are The Onion’s top family vacation destinations.
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Mars Rover's Discoveries

After completing a difficult landing on the Martian surface last week, NASA’s car-sized rover Curiosity has begun deploying its highly advanced cameras and instruments, which will provide the most thorough data on the Red Planet yet. Here are several of its early discoveries:

  • A few inches below the layer of dirt on the surface lies another, slightly thicker, layer of dirt
  • Internet connection really slow
  • Everything’s still pretty much the same as the last few times we landed rovers on Mars
  • Vibe on planet really weird and off-putting
  • Planet’s 24-hour-40-minute day provides perfect amount of extra time for light afternoon nap and crossword
  • Previous Mars robots have formed a tribe
  • After journey of hundreds of millions of miles and painstaking analysis of rocks and soil, found that the very best planet was at home all along
  • It’s going to die out here alone on this cold red rock, isn’t it?

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