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A Brief History of Trolls

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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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