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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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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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