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The Intelligent Beaver

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Beavers: The Smartest Thing in Fur Pants. They bend the environment to their will.

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Meet the Woman Behind New York’s 1800s School For Crooks. Fredericka “Marm” Mandelbaum worked her way up the ladder from a street peddler to New York's "Queen of Fences."

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The Fiercely Precise World of Competitive Table-Setting. Proving once again that humans will turn any activity into a contest.

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Five of the Sickest Camouflage Moments in Movies. It's that moment you don't see coming and BAM! There they are.

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Wedding DJs Describe the Worst Speeches They've Ever Heard. It's OK to have stage fright, but try to keep the stories appropriate.

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Analyzing the Gender Representation of 34,476 Comic Book Characters. The few women superheroes are broken down by powers, names, and tokenism.

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Game of Thrones is finally taking its powerful female characters seriously. They've gone from sex objects to power players.

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5 Commonly Fixed Carnival Games. Learn how to spot whether they are.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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