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Real and Useless Sports Rules

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Rules Are Meant to Be Stupid

Check out this list of professional sports rules that you probably didn’t know existed - and certainly don’t need to.

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Long Live the Awkward-Looking King

This clunky computer animated rendering of Mufasa’s death in The Lion King somehow turns a really sad moment into a distractingly inept one.

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Emphasis on “BASED ON”

Just because a movie is based on a true story doesn’t make it a documentary. Even the best biopics get some stuff wrong, as these 3 Oscar contenders did.

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I Have One Word For You: Astrochimp

You should already be sold. But, in case you’re not, let me offer this: Astrochimps. Man, I love chimps.

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Whistler’s Momma Is Into Some Weird Stuff

At least she’s not just sitting around anymore.

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White House, Red Carpet

From the looks of this gallery, in the 80s there was at least one major celebrity at the White House every day. I guess that stands to reason, since President Reagan was a movie star himself.

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OK, Just One More Zombie Thing: Hines Ward

The former Pittsburgh Steeler will appear on The Walking Dead in the show's February 10 episode. This makeup is pretty awesome.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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