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Five Fails

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Maybe Just A Handshake Next Time

Or a pat on the back. A fist bump would work, too. These people should just avoid the high five.

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Building Your Secret Life

Instructables explains how to make a secret book stashing spot for large objects. After that all you need is a bookcase that moves aside to reveal a secret passageway.

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No Parking. No Car Insurance. Fewer Accidents.

That could be the future thanks to driverless cars. It sounds amazing.

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This Is Pretty Sweet

And juicy. And packed with nutrients. I’m sad to say I haven’t had, or even heard of, many of the fruits on this awesome chart.

Speaking of which, there’s an ice cream bean? Wikipedia confirms that there is, and its description sounds amazing:

The pods contain black seeds which are embedded in a thick white juicy pulp that tastes slightly like vanilla ice cream.

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This Town Is So Stale

Which stands to reason, because it’s made of bread.

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The Greatest Benefit of A Cell Phone

It’s not the convenience. Or the instant access to information. It’s that you will no longer be required to step into a phone booth death trap.

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This Isn’t Your Neighbor’s Rake We’re Talking About Here

This lab “borrowed” some moon dust from NASA and just sort of forgot to give it back.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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