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Star Trek Guest Stars, Ranked

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Star Trek The Original Series: 30 Interstellar Guest Stars. A deep look at each guest star ranks them by their science fiction contributions.

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The Aero-Nuts of 1785. The first men who flew across the English Channel landed in France ... naked.

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A Very Special Breaking Bad Pulled a Train Robbery, and Proved the Power of Plot. The episode “Dead Freight” masterfully summed up what made the show great.

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Creature from the Green Lagoon. Caddo Lake in Texas is suffering under an invasion of giant salvinia that is threatening the life of Texas's wetlands.

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Aaron Franks Built a Doghouse on His Deck. It's a three-level dog dreamland featuring stairs, three entrances, cubbyholes, beds, a pool, three swings, an umbrella, tunnels, a pirate wheel, a potty pit full of wood chips (complete with fire hydrant), and a water dispenser.

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The Selfie-Obsessed Countess of Vanity. Virginia Oldoini wasn't a photographer, but a 19th-century artist who made herself the subject of more than 400 portraits.

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How Bullwinkle Taught Kids Sophisticated Political Satire. They proved that the Cold War could be ridiculed even as it was happening.

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Queso Is the World’s Most Perfect Food. Velveeta and Ro-Tel made it accessible to everyone.

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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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