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The Perfect Rock 'N' Roll Cocktail

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Keith Richards continues his search for the perfect rock 'n' roll cocktail.

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Don't reveal your true self, always keep a change of clothes handy, and three more lessons men can learn from the extraterrestrial better known as Superman.

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How to fold a shirt in two seconds.

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"I can't imagine how many times I might have been the aggressor in the past if I somehow had a guarantee that my action would be met with some degree of positive response." A woman's passivity when it comes to sex, explained.

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Robert Downey, Jr. made a toddler cry because he wasn't wearing his Iron Man getup.

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The Insane Clown Posse's misunderstanding about magnets wasn't the only time that recording artists had no earthly idea how science really worked. 

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The Army chief of Australia presents a bold and effective method for addressing sexual abuse to his sovereign nation. 

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NPR temporary tattoos—are those an actual thing?

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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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