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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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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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