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Presidential Trivia for Presidents' Day

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A Presidents' Day Round-up of Presidential Facts. You never know when you'll need these bits of trivia for an online quiz or a game show.
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Ken Jennings is America's Hardest-Working Know-It-All. The former mental_floss magazine contributor has parlayed his Jeopardy! fame into lasting celebrity.
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Two generations of adoptions in one family highlight the differences between eras. Either way, building a family is a labor of love.
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Scholastic books is giving a Harry Potter book a new cover. Fans responded with their own new covers, some of which are quite remarkable.
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Chimpanzee Memory Study Suggests Apes' Short-Term Recall Better Than Humans'. Or is it possible we just don't need to use ours as much as we once did?
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A Lithuanian composer built an orchestral work around Nora, the piano-playing cat. Listen to Nora and the Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra performing "CATcerto."
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A Look at Hypocritical Characters in Literature. Just as in real life, there are plenty of them to go around.
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A week after Maker's Mark announced they would dilute the whiskey to 84 proof, the company has done an about-face. That's the power of two-way communication thanks to the internet.
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The weirdest injuries in baseball history. Getting hit with a bat or ball is expected, but how do you bite yourself in the butt?

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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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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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