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Preparing for San Diego Comic-Con

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11 Things You Should Know Before Going to the San Diego Comic-Con. To get the most enjoyment out of your first experience, you have to be well-prepared.

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The Team That Conquered Mexico, MLB-Style. How the 1907 White Sox popularized baseball in Mexico.

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5 Simple Ways to Save Thousands of Lives (Nobody Does). Some are counterintuitive, but studies say they work.

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Meatballs: An Oral History. The 1979 film laid the groundwork for Stripes, Ghostbusters, and dozens of other comedy classics.

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How Newport, Kentucky Lost the Title of ‘Sin City.’ The investigation made national news, prompted Robert Kennedy to send in federal investigators, and revealed that Newport's organized criminal masterminds were working on a Three Stooges level.

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The 5-Year Quest to Unglue the MacBook Pro’s Battery. You'll soon be able to keep the computer even after the battery goes bad.

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Rebuilding the Great Wall of China. Take a photo tour of the current renovation project.

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10 Vintage Postcards from America’s Classic Beach Destinations. The places are still there, but you might not recognize them.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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