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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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