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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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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