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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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