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A History of Undeserved Grammys

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History’s Biggest Grammy Gaffes

The Celine Dion win seems especially egregious. The article largely ignores Milli Vanilli, but it's still fun to see a picture of them holding those and wonder what was going on in their minds at the time.

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Context Free Pranks

You don’t need to know what led up to the payoffs in these GIFs in order to enjoy the beauty of the prank.

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Crazy Cocoa Concoctions

One of them is a chocolate covered onion. Seriously? What weird and far-off land gave birth to this odd edible? Philadelphia.

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You Don’t Know Nothing ‘Bout Dinosaurs

I bet you think a T. Rex stood upright.

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Shot Through the Heart (Or Another Body Part) & You’re to Blame

The Week has an interesting list of celebrities who have accidentally shot themselves.

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Who's Next?

With Pope Benedict XVI stepping down, everyone's wondering who will succeed him. Here are 8 people who could be the next pope.

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Speaking of: Popes

Pope John Paul II was nearly killed by a would-be assassin's bullets back in 1981. Check out what he did with one of the bullets that nearly ended his life.

Plus, the Pope’s home, Vatican City, is the world’s tiniest sovereign state. But it’s packed with plenty of secrets.

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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