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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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How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists
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True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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