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Charlie Chaplin's Buried Treasure

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How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune. When he was banned from the U.S., a lifetime of Hollywood earnings was at risk.

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The Story of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It was a graveyard smash!

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How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings. Marie Grosholtz was in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrities.

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24 Events From Stories That Are Completely Different On Film. The source material is often enhanced for more excitement on the screen.

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Exploring Cairo’s Ghost Mansions. The abandoned monuments to colonialism have their own haunting beauty.

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Warming Oceans May Make Nemo Harder to Find. When the sea anemones go, clownfish and other fish species will have no place to nest.

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Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England. Your autumn road trip may be shorter than you think.

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12 Pun Costumes for Halloween. For when you want to spend the holiday explaining yourself and hearing people groan.

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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