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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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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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