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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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