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The World of Kim Jong Un

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Inside the world of Kim Jong Un: North Korea's strange hermit king. Despite being third in line for the communist throne, he knows how to be a dictator.
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10 Incredible Repurposed Train Stations. They were built too nicely to not use them in some way or another.
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How bad will hurricane season be this year? Colorado State University's Department of Atmospheric Science says it may be as bad as last year -or worse.
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A police chief found his daughter's cake and ate it, not knowing it was laced with cannabis oil. He freaked out, because for some reason, he ate the whole cake.
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The Ref May Be Blind, But He’s Not Insecure. Thick skin, confidence, and a sense of superiority are key ingredients for enforcing the rules of the game.
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How do you pronounce these five words? It most likely depends on where you are from.
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How the CIA Helped Disney Conquer Florida. The company bought up 40 square miles and invented their own governmental bodies.
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42 Breaks The Box Office Curse Of The Baseball Movie. The Jackie Robinson movie was number one for the weekend with $27 million in receipts.
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11 Ways We Used Radiation in Everyday Life. That is, until we found out how stupid that was.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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