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Burger King apparently distributed 50 prototypes of the Hands-Free Whopper device to 50 of its loyal customers.

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Assessing the administration of Mayor Lenny Clotch: the abrasive, demanding and perpetually impatient hizzoner from Ghostbusters.

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Mental Floss's resident YouTuber John Green waxes over alien autopsies, fairy bones and 47 more hoaxes that perfectly intelligent and capable people actually believed.

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Inuka, the first polar bear born in the tropics, swims in his new enclosure at the Singapore Zoo.

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Back in February, Reed Hastings said season four of Arrested Development was "nonrepeatable amazing." But now, after the boon his service experienced last weekend, the Netflix CEO is talking about whipping up a season five.

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Before planning a vacation to Mars like the 78,000 people who have volunteered for some zany would-be colonization project, just know: It's not safe. 

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Blogging about The Great Gatsby, offering fans movie recommendations and eight more activities George R.R. Martin is currently doing instead of writing the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire.

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Smithsonian caught up with the curator of the White House to discover the history of the U.S. Presidential Seal.

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Five-year old Sophia Moss of Lake Charles, Louisiana, has read 875 books this school year!

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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