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Start Up the Blue and Pink Cars

A huge version of the board game Life is being constructed on the Japanese island of Yoron.

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Will You Choose To Watch This?

20th Century Fox is mulling over the idea of creating interactive films based on Choose Your Own Adventure books.

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Not So Subtle

Sometimes a film product placement can be really glaring, distracting and downright annoying. Here are some of the worst examples of that.

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These Are Better Than Your Job

Unless, of course, you happen to be a whale tagger, high altitude diver, or sub builder.

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He Lived the SImple Life

Christopher Knight, who lived alone in the woods and didn’t speak for 27 years, has become a bit of a folk hero in Maine. But he was also a serial home burglar and thief.

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Tricky Tricky

You will probably have a hard time believing that some of these amazing trick shots are real.

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Forced Confrontation

This photograph of German soldiers being made to watch a film about concentration camps is absolutely amazing.

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I’ll Trade You My Kelly Leak For Your Engelberg

The greatest baseball team ever, the Bad News Bears, is finally being immortalized on baseball cards.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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