27 Reasons You Should ALWAYS Ask for the Window Seat

TwistedSifter

There are plenty of reasons to ask for a window seat. For starters you can lean on the window if you want to sleep, and you never have to get up for someone else! But it’s what’s outside of that window that is most compelling. The world is a wonderful place, one that looks entirely different from above. From sunrises and sunsets to landscapes, cityscapes and all kinds of cloud formations in between; there’s beauty out there as far as the eye can see.

Here are 27 reasons you should always ask for a window seat.

1. You might see Chicago’s skyline reflected in Lake Michigan


Chicago Reflected in Lake Michigan from an Airplane by Mark Hersch

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2. You could see a rainstorm like this off in the distance


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3. Because a solar eclipse at 44,000 ft is…

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14 Things I Wish I Knew Before College

Thought Catalog

I’ve been home for the past month, when I’m not binge-watching Netflix and stalking my college friends on Facebook, I’m helping my sister with the college process. The other night, we were doing the College Board search to help you determine compatible colleges, and I realized that there was a lot I wish I knew before I not only started college, but decided which college to attend.

1.You’re not special

I know, I know. In high school, you were class president and led your team to the state championship, all while getting a 4.0. You were homecoming king/queen or you spent every weekend studying to get into Harvard. Not only did everyone else work as hard, if not harder, to get into your college, but no one cares about who you were in high school. Nor do they care about your SAT/ACT score. And if they do, they are…

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The True Identity of Andy’s Mom In “Toy Story” Will Blow Your Mind

Jon Negroni

It all started with a hat.

Several months ago, one of my anonymous Pixar Theory Interns (that’s a thing on a resume) came to me with a crazy proposition: Andy’s mom is Emily, Jessie’s previous owner.

I laughed. I then agreed.

For some time, I compiled all of the evidence and found some incredible support for this theory. For one thing, take a close look at Andy’s cowboy hat he frequently wears in the movies:

Andy's Hat

Here’s another close look:

Andy's Hat

As you can see, Andy’s hat is noticeably different from Woody’s. Why is this? Why wouldn’t Andy want to wear a hat that closely resembles the one worn by his favorite toy?

It’s no secret that Andy has a close connection with Woody. In Toy Story 2, his mom (who we only know as Ms. Davis) mentions that Woody is an old family toy.

Remember that Woody doesn’t even recall that…

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