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North Korean Action Film

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North Korea has released another propaganda film, this one describing the impending destruction of Washington, DC. I don't understand a word, but the narrator's voice is terrifying.
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The Illuminati no longer exists, but since conspiracy theorists are paranoid about them, it makes certain people want to join the secret society. If  that's confusing, wait until you read The Most Insane Conspiracy Theories About Hollywood, TV And The Illuminati.
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The 10 best Nintendo-inspired love songs on the Internet. Because nothing says romance like saving your princess.
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Schemes to revitalize cities by attracting the "creative class" appear to have failed. The only ones who benefit economically are the hipsters themselves.
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The 10 Weirdest Bunnies in Pop Culture. Each as far from the Easter bunny as you can get and still be a rabbit.
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8 Life Lessons From Ty Cobb. With explanations of how each kind of relates to the modern world.
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15 Matzoh-Free Recipes For Passover. There's more to holiday meals than bread, leavened or not.
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5 things you probably didn't know about Neanderthals. Which is understandable, as scientists are learning new tidbits about them all the time.
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Make Your Own Easter Basket Treats! Homemade Cadbury eggs, Whoppers, and Peeps make junk food downright personal.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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