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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 Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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