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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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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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