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The Greatest TV Writing Ever

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Today’s Debate: The 101 Best Written Shows Ever

The Writers Guild of America created a list of the 101 best written shows ever. The Simpsons and Breaking Bad outside the top 10??? Star Trek made this list??? They included The Andy Griffith Show but not Mr. Show???

Okay, I have to go calm down.

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An Old Apple

Check out this 74-year old colorized footage of New York City.

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Why Don’t I Already Have This?

I must make a Swiss Army Key Ring post haste.

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Charlie Chaplin & Adolf Hitler

Those are really the two notable people that rocked that particular type of mustache. And, after the latter of those two, it’s understandable why that look died off. But, was it actually a really popular style at one point?

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The Most Adorable Interruption Ever

If you run onto the field at a sporting event, you’ll be arrested. But if a dog runs onto the field, you’ll be delighted.

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Hear Ye! Hear Ye!

Just because it’s printed in a “newspaper” doesn’t make it “news”. Take these hilarious tabloid headlines for instance.

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Duck Walk

This 3D sidewalk chalk art will look very, very familiar to anyone that grew up in the 80s.

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On Your House in 30 Minutes or Less

Not TO your house, ON your house.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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