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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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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