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On-Air Anchorman Battles

Break Out the Tridents

They may not rise to the level of Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 News Team’s epic battle, but there are plenty of examples of news anchors throwing verbal bombs at one another.

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Cracking Kryptos

You’re probably familiar with the CIA Kryptos which has puzzled codebreakers and amateur detectives for several decades. Now you can hear the story of the person that has finally cracked the toughest part of it.

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Soda vs. Pop

You guys vs. Y’all. Garage sale vs. Rummage sale. ThanksGIVing vs. THANKSgiving. Check out a geographical breakdown of the language feuds that divide the nation.

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This Ain’t No Walk On the Beach

The name Vista Hermosa (which means “beautiful view” in Spanish) sounds like a ritzy oceanfront condo community. In reality it’s Venezuela’s grittiest prison. Seems like a rather odd name.

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Won’t You Be-Bah-Bah-Be My Neighbor

You can never have too many Mr. Rogers remixes.

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The Who, What, When, Where & How of Walter White

The creators of Breaking Bad recently did a Reddit AMA. Find the highlights here.

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This Video Would Have Made More $ Than After Earth

They should have just released this compilation of WIll Smith sounds.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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