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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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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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