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The Story of Sriracha

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The Story of the Sriracha With the Rooster

You may not know the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha by name. But I’m willing to bet you know the bottle with the rooster and the green cap. If you don’t, you need to. Here are 25 great ways you can use the stuff.

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This Goes Beyond “Someone Is Cutting Onions In Here”

This amazing high school basketball moment involving a student with a developmental disability is more like, “Who is cutting onions in here and just poked a finger in both my eyes, and threw hot sauce in them.” In other words, you’ll cry.

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But Not All Spectator Moments Are That Life-Affirming

Some are downright deadly.

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Not Exactly Hard Time

This Norwegian prison seems more like a country club. But it might also work.

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Horse Meat: Yea or Neigh?

Wonder what horse meat tastes like? Wonder no more. Here are six descriptions. Apparently it’s tasty.

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Today I Learned on Reddit’s Today I Learned: The Original Rain Man

Thanks to Reddit user M0ntana for pointing out the fascinating story of Kim Peek, the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman’s character Raymond Babbitt in 1988 Best Picture winner Rain Man.

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February 26, 1993: Attack on the World Trade Center

The first attack on the World Trade Center happened 20 years ago today.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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