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Why Did the Chicken Cross the Line?

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From Tasty to Tasteless

How did fried chicken become a horrible racial stereotype?

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For the Very Obscene Grammar Nerd

If you are an English language nut that enjoys comedy with really NSFW language, then you’ll like The Lonely Island’s new song about the semicolon.

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You Haven’t Arrived...

Until you’ve been invited to a super secret party inside of a water tower.

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I Bet That Water Tower Party Has A...

Robot bartender.

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Take A Skywalk In These Pantaloons

Win this auction and you can dress yourself in real Jedi garb.

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An All You Can Watch Buffet

Film buffs and people with too much free time take note: MoviePass is the thing for you.

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The Thrill of Victory & the Agony of Defeat

Depending on your opinion of sports, these pics either illustrate why sports are great or why they’re terrible.

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The Story of A Longshot Moneymaker

Poker people will really enjoy this oral history of the 2003 World Series of Poker.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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