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Captain Kirk’s Phaser Is Worth More Than Your House. The cool-looking weapon from Shatner's pilot episode sold for almost a quarter-million dollars.
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The 25 Books Every Kid Should Have on Their Bookshelf. I can vouch for each one that was available when I was a child.
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Jack Black's film School of Rock is going to become a Broadway musical. It will be adapted by none other than Andrew Lloyd Webber.
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The blog Everyday Sexism gives women a place to share their experiences of, well, everyday sexism. The bad part is that the site has gathered 25,000 stories in just one year.
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12 Awesome Solar-Powered Race Cars. Engineers all over the world compete to design the fastest car without a fill up.
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Cancer, Deadlines and Edwardian England. Trying to maintain a writing career while battling illness is no picnic.
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The short film Cargo take the zombie apocalypse to another level. Bring your hankie and watch a doomed father care for his baby girl.
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Dogs do great work sniffing out bombs, drugs, and even cancer. Now canines are being trained to find smuggled wildlife, whether alive or dead.
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After winning the men's basketball championship, the Louisville Cardinals winning team wanted to watch the school play in the women's championship game last night. But the NCAA said no.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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