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Know Your Limits

I don’t in any way encourage over-drinking this weekend while celebrating St. Patrick’s Day—or any other time, really. There is no reason to try to be Andre the Giant, who reportedly once drank 119 beers in a single night. These guys shouldn’t be your idols either.

Please be safe.

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What A Great Idea

Time presents 10 ideas that will improve the lives of humans.

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DIY Super Powers

More and more human beings are making body modifications to give themselves new powers and abilities.

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Where Mascots Are Born

Alinco Costumes is responsible for all the furry costumed characters at NBA games. Check out some cool pictures from their shop.

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Thumbs, Not Guns

Remember when Steven Spielberg caught all that flack a few years back for digitally removing guns from the hands of characters in E.T. and replacing them with walkie talkies? Well, Thumbs and Ammo is sort of like that, except with thumbs.

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How to Make Magic Happen

The writers of the new Steve Carell magician movie had to undergo a magic crash course in order to make the movie. David Copperfield even helped them out.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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