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Scientifically Inaccurate Songs

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Just Because They’re Called Stars...

Doesn’t mean they know anything about the actual stars, or gravity, the tides, biology, or anything else of a scientific nature.

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Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: Horses Are Hard to Draw

Maurice Sendak originally intended the book to be about wild horses.

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Only the Fittest Survive Marriage

An illustrated guide to Darwin’s thoughts on marriage, and some of his other, more well-known thoughts.

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Bus Stop Star

What if you were sitting at a bus stop, looked over and saw yourself starring on a videoboard. The speed and skill with which this prank is pulled off is really impressive.

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This Episode Brought to You By the Number 10 to 20

Sesame Street has produced new content intended for children with a parent serving time in jail.

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Building Blocks

Read the story of how Melissa & Doug built one of the best children’s toy businesses around (That’s my humble opinion as the father of 3- and 2-year old boys).

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Crime Doesn’t Pay

In fact, you may pay. With your fingers.

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Get Your Kicks

I think you know where.

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The Last Incan Suspension Bridge

It's at least 500 years old, made entirely of grass, and woven by hand.

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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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