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The Psychology of Scams

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Why People Buy the Con

Fake bomb detectors, fraudulent disease diagnosing machines and Ouija boards all take advantage of the same psychological phenomenon in order to trick people.

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Oh My God This Is Really Happening!

New Arrested Development posters have been released, one for each main character. I’m starting to believe there may actually really be new shows on the way.

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A Well-Drawn Character

Kevin McShane has drawn himself in 100 different cartoon styles. Be sure to scroll down and see how many of the different looks you can identify.

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The World’s Most Beautiful Bookstore

The Grand Splendid bookstore is just that—grand and splendid. 

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Not As Beautiful

This website documents the odd assortment of tomes in the Guantanamo Bay prison library. (Via Digg)

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How They Found Them

Inside the 102-hour chase for the Tsarnaev brothers.

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Name That Meme

Find out just how much time you spend on the web by identifying the names of these internet icons.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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