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The Pool Is Filled With Waste

Science has confirmed once again what you always knew: That beautiful, crisp, cool pool is really just a big septic tank.

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Disaster Films

Cracked runs down a list of classic films that had a less than stellar impact on the people that made them.

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These Ain’t Zoos

These incredible places are a completely different way to interact with the wild.

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And If They Attack

These amusing illustrated guides will serve you well if an animal ever attacks you. But, make sure you read them now. Don’t wait to begin reading them when the attack is happening, because you’ll be a bit distracted.

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Lone Starr Speaks

Mel Brooks: Make A Noise is coming to PBS next week.

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Caged Like A Dog

Pep was a murderer, so he was put in prison for life. That becomes more interesting when you know that Pep was a dog.

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Small Town Olympics

Tulsa, Oklahoma may be making a play for the Olympics. If so, why not pitch your city with this pre-created small town pitch.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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