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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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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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