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Inept Politicians on Film

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“Don’t worry about the government”: 13 fictional political machines that are too stupid to be sinister. But that's the way we LIKE to think about political machines!   
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10 Clues From The Mad Men Premiere Suggesting Don Draper Will Die. Whether that's true or not, it could keep folks watching for years to find out.
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Nine Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Swear Words. Learn those things from a surprisingly SFW article.
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A hat worn on one episode of a cancelled TV show became a symbol for fans, and ten years later, Fox is going after anyone who makes them for copyright infringement. Etsy sellers are striking back.
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These are the most totally overused adjectives on the Internet. And the reason I overuse "delightful" and "clever" instead.  
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Victor Navasky's new book examines the power of the political cartoon throughout history. See his six favorite political cartoons from the past 200 years.
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5 of the worst-selling cars of all time. Consumers -especially early adopters- decide which cars deserve to fail.
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Edward Leedskalnin and his Coral Castle. He built it all by himself, in honor of a lost love.  

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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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