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Not Your Average Pool Party

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Presenting A Projectable Ping Pong Pool Party

I never get invited to any kind of shindig that’s this cool. Maybe that's because I use words like "shindig."

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But, I’m A Really Big Fan

The University of Wisconsin recently filled their open Head Football Coach position. But not before a bunch of people, many of whom had no real qualifications, had applied for the position. Check out the way that some of them tried to sell themselves for the job.

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High Flying Facts

Check out the unique stories behind the creation of 5 foreign flags—and one amazing fact about our own.

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Funny and Fantastic Fan Theories

The great thing about pop culture is that there is always plenty of room for debate, discussion, and wild, outlandish conspiracy. Here are 15 theories that fans have developed about James Bond, Super Mario Brothers 3, Quentin Tarantino, The Fresh Prince, and many more.

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All Time Zones Must Converge

I remember thinking as a small child, back when I was much more easily amused, that it would be cool to go to the “Four Corners” where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah all come together, and stick one limb in each state. Again, I was pretty easily amused then. Now I realize that it would be way cooler (and colder) to go to Antarctica, where the time zones converge.

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A Parent's Most Selfless Act

Giving your child away in order to give them a better life is the ultimate act of heartbreak and valor for a parent. This amazing photograph captures the moment one mother made this sacrifice as the Berlin Wall began to take shape.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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