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A Share of the Empire State Building

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82 years after the skyscraper was completed, the Empire State Building may go public. The owner plans to sell shares in a group of 19 properties, which includes the historic landmark.  
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Inner child vs. outer adult: The A.V. Club's conflicted guide to the summer movie season. The movies will be like they are every summer, but we'll still go watch them.
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Dzhokhar Tsarnaev has been assigned the premiere defense lawyer for cases like his. Judy Clarke saved the Unabomber, Jared Loughner, and Susan Smith all from execution.
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Imagine your job is to pave a highway through the Himalayan Mountains, with no equipment besides trucks and shovels. Now see the guys who do it.
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The weird world of amateur YouTube moon videos. Backyard astronomers and lunatics fill a strange niche you didn't even know existed.
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Even the worst joke can get new life when you illustrate and animate your drunk wife's telling of it.
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Remember the guy who lost his life savings in a carnival game? College Humor turned his story into a promotion and will buy his giant dreadlocked banana for $2,600.
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18 Hilariously Polite Warning Signs. Guaranteed to get your attention better than the usual terse announcements.
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How much maternity and paternity leave should employees get? Anything would be a step up from the days when women were automatically fired for getting pregnant.

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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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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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