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The Story of SNL Stills

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Snapping Shots at SNL

Mary Ellen Matthews takes those cool bumper photographs you see every week on SNL.

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Note to Self: Don’t Fly On A Plane in the 1960s or '70s

In coordination with a new book on the subject, a new Tumblr is documenting the huge number of plane hijackings that took place in those decades. (Via Metafilter.)

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The Road to Censorship

Begins with the “challenged books” list.

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Someone Cue That Song by The Police

Every little bit of William McDonough’s life is being tracked, monitored and recorded.

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It’s the End of the World...

According to 1939. The moon exploding is a nice touch.

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The Furry Gangs of New York

They’re running the Big Apple through bullying, shakedowns, and threats—and they’re doing it all from behind Elmo and Cookie Monster masks.

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The Bard Was Probably A Really Tough English Teacher

Historians have uncovered new evidence that shows that William Shakespeare was once a school teacher.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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