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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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