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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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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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