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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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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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Universal Pictures
Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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