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Psychedelic Vintage Norwegian Sci-Fi

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Improve your knowledge of pop culture obscurity with these 20 book covers from psychedelic vintage Norwegian sci-fi.

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Long before dreadlocks there was the Polish plait—and 10 other oddball fads in the fashion world that, for obvious and pragmatic purposes, no longer exist today.

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Meanwhile, in Rhode Island, surveillance video captured a man accompanying a pooping pony into a liquor store. Needless to say, the incident made the local news. "I was very puzzled," said the store owner.

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Martin Sheen, Patrick Dempsey, Cliff Robertson and four more Hollywood actors who have played John F. Kennedy.

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Happy 68th birthday, John Fogerty! C'mon, who doesn't want a little Creedence in their life? For those more devoted to the ways of CCR, you'll be happy to know the front man had a release party this week for his new solo album in Los Angeles.

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JCPenney stocked up on a tea kettle that inadvertently resembled a not-so-favorable dictator from the 1930s, and guess what happened? It sold out.

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Patrick Stewart of Star Trek: TNG fame engaged with his first-ever slice of New York pizza. Here's proof.

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Denizens of the The Dirty Apple have something new to complain about: A city-wide bike sharing program. And, despite the roads not built for bicycles the way, say, Amsterdam's streets were hundreds of years ago, one journalist found his experience delightful.

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As we all know, the word "barbecue" was derived from the lexicon of a Bahamian Indian tribe which originally translated to "sacred fire pit." Oh, you were unaware? Well, then you may want to brush up on 14 more facts on the culture and history of BBQ.

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Who said it: Dr. Phil or Dr. Fünke? The ideal quiz for Arrested Development fans and self-help couch potatoes.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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