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A Brief History of Trolls

Jason Reed
Jason Reed

A brief history of trolls. Troublemaking on the internet comes in many bitter flavors, and changes over time.
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R&B singer Miguel performed at the Billboard Music Awards and landed a difficult dance move. Landed on two women, that is, just like a professional wrestler.
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Crowdfunding, or getting your fans to finance your next project, raises some ethical questions. Where do you draw the line between investment and exploitation?  
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Everything Non-Europeans Need To Know About Eurovision. But you don't have to understand it to enjoy the absurdity of it all.
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Jen had part of her pelvis removed as treatment for cancer. The surgery left her with the strange ability to twist her leg completely around and freak people out
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Despite wider acceptance of gay people among the general public, hate crimes are surging in New York. Progress on one side leads to marginalization on the other side, which sometimes erupts in violence.
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See what happens when a drop of snake venom is added to a cup of blood. Watch at your own risk; it might come back to you in your dreams.  
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10 Incredible Cryptids that Attack from the Air. Only slightly less terrifying than snake venom, at least these are legendary instead of real.
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Why poverty is growing faster in the suburbs than in the city. Whatever the reason, the suburbs are not built to handle it.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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