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Kona's Korner

Auditions That Launched Careers

Kona's Korner
Kona's Korner

Early Actor Auditions

Before they were stars, they had to try out for parts.

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Child Gangs Have Shut Down the Louvre

The French museum is closed because the staff is tired of being robbed.

Until the Louvre re-opens, I guess these oddball exhibits will have to do.

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Why Would You Eat That?

I love spicy foods. But I love “Hey, this has some kick to it” spicy, not “Holy lord, my lips are blistering, my tongue is numb and I’m sweating buckets” spicy. Why do people eat things that are that scorching hot?

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Inception Is Totally Happening

Scientists are figuring out how to read dreams. This seems too amazing to be real. Maybe that’s because this is all a dream. All of it. This entire life of mine. Whoa.

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Coming Clean About A Movie Travesty

The actors and crew that unleashed the film Batman & Robin into the world in 1997 explain what they were thinking.

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How Potatoes Get Chipped

This video from inside a potato chip factory is really cool and very appetizing.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0
Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images
BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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