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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, children of all ages; welcome to another fine edition of the Best of Reddit. This week we have a load of informative, entertaining and downright crazy stuff from the wide world of Reddit. Maybe you are new to Reddit. Maybe you just missed these in your Reddit travels. Maybe you saw all of these and you just want to tell me how there is a million things I could have found that were better than the ones I choose. Either way, I am glad you are here, and I hope the Reddit awesomeness helps brighten your day a little.

On the agenda for today, we have some science guy, really stupid bad people, a Reddit of the week and more. It is time to kick back, relax and get ready to be entertained by the best of the crazy stuff Reddit has to offer.

IAmA with Bill Nye the Science Guy

My fellow 90s children just had a giant nerdgasm at the thought of hearing from Bill Nye. Those of you who grew up before or after the 90s are probably scratching your head trying to understand why anyone would care about “the Science Guy.” Bill Nye’s educational TV show was one of the greatest things to come out of the 90s, and it’s still informative and educational today.

In this IAmA, Bill Nye talks about everything and anything. Topics range from him bringing back his show, to hanging out with Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are plenty of entertaining stories from behind the scenes of the show and a lot of all around awesomeness from Bill Nye in this thread.

Stupid Criminals

“Someone stole my credit card and bought and iPad, but had it shipped to my house. What’s your best stupid criminal story?” The moment I saw this title I knew this thread was going to be pure Reddit gold, and it most certainly delivered.

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There are some stories of dumb bike thieves, credit card fraud and plenty of all around criminal stupidity. It makes me wonder if some of the criminals should get extra time on their sentence for being really, really dumb. If you’ve ever seen one of those dumb criminal TV shows, this thread is just like that, but with first hand accounts.

A Touching Moment

A Reddit user shared the last photo he ever received of their brother before he passed away. He posted the picture on Reddit exactly two years after his brother was killed in Iraq. Another Reddit user randomly happened to know the brother from Iraq and jumped in to share stories and pictures of their time together.

This thread is a great example of how small the world really is. There are thousands of things posted on Reddit every day, and this person happened to stumble upon a picture and was able to bring another person immense joy. The original poster had never seen the photos, and it makes for truly a special thread.

 Subreddit of the Week r/explainlikeimfive

Do you want to learn about a new topic, but do not like the complicated language and know it all attitudes that come across on Reddit all too often. Well r/explainlikeimfive is the perfect place for you. It has some of the smartest minds on Reddit explaining some complicated topics in a way that is easy to understand. You will feel infinitely smarter after reading through this Subreddit.

Conclusion

We hope you enjoyed this interesting content from Reddit. Please share your thoughts on this content or suggest some of your own Reddit threads that you think are particularly worthwhile and we just might feature them in this weekly column.

  1. tarzan2001
    August 11, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    I miss Bill Nye's show! The intro jingle was so cool! I read somewhere that he's actually not a "scientist" per se, but has an engineering degree. Still, he'll always be "the Science Guy" in my eyes! :)

  2. lomapur
    August 11, 2012 at 10:07 am

    great content, as always ! :)

    I love this week's subreddit ! :)

    • Dave LeClair
      August 31, 2012 at 3:10 am

      Glad you enjoyed it! Feel free to sugest some Subreddits for a future edition!

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