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Kona's Korner

Auditions That Launched Careers

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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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