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An All-American Cheese-Rolling Hero

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For the first time in history, an American has won the Cooper’s Hill Cheese-Rolling race. Kenny Rackers, dressed in a stars-and-stripes onesie, beat the English at their own absurd sport to win the cheese – which is not a quirky British euphemism, but an actual wheel of cheese.

New South Wales, Australia seems to have a problem with giant, fluorescent pink slugs. (Warning: gross.)

By placing celebrated works of classic and modern art into unconventional settings, the Great Art in Ugly Rooms series proves that even with masterpieces, a lot of what matters is location, location, location.

Adolf Hitler did not actually invent the “Hitler mustache.”

The Los Angeles Police Department will take whatever measures necessary to catch a criminal, even if in 1960, that meant the entire robbery squad dressing as women.

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A New York PBS station’s recent ad campaign takes a jab at the proliferation of ridiculous reality TV show premises with ads for shows called Knitting Wars, Bayou Eskimos, and Bad Bad Bag Boys. The posters are convincing, but fake – which is a shame, because “Married to a Mime” sounds fascinating.

Sometimes a Google search can be more than just a string of search terms. Google Poetics takes note of the AutoComplete function’s capacity to produce accidentally profound gems like this one: “I tried to do handstands for you/ I tried to be perfect/ I tried to drown my sorrows/ I tried to discover.”

After leaving office, Lyndon Johnson let his hair grow out.

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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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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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