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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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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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