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Cooling Off in Allahabad

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With the last several days reaching a scorching 113 degrees Fahrenheit in multiple regions of India, an entire nation jumps at any and every chance to cool off. 

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Season four of Eastbound and Down premieres September 29, and HBO says these eight episodes will be the last of the lovably raunchy series.

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Last week, an unmasked photo of the French pop duo Daft Punk leaked to the press. Publicity stunt or not, here are 11 more pics of recording artists without their makeup or costumes on.

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In celebration of the upcoming screening of the documentary Our Nixon in D.C., the filmmakers have released a limited supply of H.R. Haldeman bobblehead dolls for purchase. (We interviewed director Penny Lane at SXSW.)

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For those dreading the ominous march into the workplace, turn back the clock 48 hours to a blissful Cat Saturday pictorial essay.

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Two math professors at Illinois State University claimed to have come across a notebook from Abraham Lincoln's childhood—leading them to believe Honest Abe wasn't the homeschooled sort he claimed to be.

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As it turns out, southeast Alaska has quite the burgeoning rap hip-hop scene with a slew of aspiring rap artists—at least "25 serious ones."

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Tom Cruise was an inch away from landing the role of Tony Stark in the blockbuster Iron Man franchise. Here are 20 other actors who almost got a juicy part in a Hollywood smash.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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