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State-Shaped Steaks

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The Right to Remain Silent In Court
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas just spoke in court for the first time in almost seven years.

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A Dream Come True
Ronen Goldman stages careful recreations of dreams and then captures them in amazing photographs.

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Where Is Your Food From?
Not sure? Just look at what shape it is.

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The Fictional Athlete Character Hall of Fame
The shining moments of all the greats are archived here. Slater triumphs over Valley. Henry Rowengartner’s rubbery pitching arm wows Wrigley Field. Forrest Gump runs.

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jOBS Well Done?
Fast Company explores the title of the new Steve Jobs film and other motion pictures with unique names.

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Speaking of Movie Titles
The new film 42 is coming out, and it looks great.

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It’s A Barrel of Laughs
Going over Niagara Falls in a barrel sounds like so much fun, doesn’t it? Annie Edson Taylor, who we previously included in this list, says she’d rather be blown to bits by a cannon than do it again. OK, I guess it’s not so fun after all.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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