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The Voice of Houdini

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Houdini In His Own Words

Hear the master magician describe his new water torture escape.

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Math Explains Why Your Bracket Is Busted

Don’t feel so bad about tearing up and tossing your sheet. Math says you were doomed all along.

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Speaking of Math: Really Easy-Looking Problems

That are actually not easy at all. You might drive yourself nuts with a few of these.

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This Week’s Most Amazing Thing Ever

Every week I see something online that I think will go down in history as the most insanely amazing thing ever. This week’s thing: Solving three Rubik’s Cubes while juggling them.

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Einstein’s Tricky Face

The human brain is designed to recognize a human face, even when it’s inside out.

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Seriously, Is There A Doctor In the House?

These TV and film characters didn’t feel one was necessary.

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Watch the Zombieland TV Pilot

Amazon made it and they want you to vote on whether it’s worth making more.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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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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