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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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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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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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