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Behind the Scenes With Monsters and Maniacs

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They’re Not So Scary Now

Check out this awesome collection of behind-the-scenes photos from famous horror films. These characters become a lot less frightening when you see them this way. Except maybe for the clown from It. That dude is still sort of bewildering.

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They Spend More Time On the Name Than On the Food Itself

There’s a certain art to naming a Taco Bell menu item.

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Every Street Corner Needs One of These

Nobody is using phone booths anymore, so let’s make some of these.

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Massive Mastication

Horace Fletcher thought you should eat dinner for hours, with a single bite taking ten minutes to complete.

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You Don’t Work For the Worst Company

Unless you work for this one.

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For the Chef That Has Everything

Get them a hard boiled egg mold or one of these other highly specific kitchen gizmos.

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When Will Mickey Mouse Belong to Us?

When does the world’s most famous rodent enter the public domain?

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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