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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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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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