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The Awful Origin of Tetherball

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The Barbaric Past of Tetherball

The disgusting origin of everyone’s favorite playground game. The secret name of Tiger Woods. The likelihood of a cow being on the field at the Super Bowl. Just a few of the amazing and odd sports facts that even the most unathletic will appreciate.

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The Evolution of the Man of Steel

Superman has been a lot of different things in three-quarters of a century.

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Awful and Awesome Art

Yes, these art installations are all rather stupid. But I would probably pay to see a lot of them. I’m part of the problem, right?

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Visit Fabulous Skull Island!

Fictional film settings are beautifully captured in these vintage-looking travel posters.

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Hot Summer Songs

These were the hits you probably sang along to each summer from 1994 until now. WARNING: You may waste a lot of time on this link.

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For the Mini Golf Enthusiast

Golf fans can enjoy the US Open this weekend. Those that are more a mini golf fan will love learning about the history of the game and about the windmills and pirate ships that decorate the 15 best mini golf courses.

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Any Reason to Fight

Sports brawls don’t always happen between one team and another. Sometimes players on a single team brawl. Heck, sometimes coaches on a single team brawl. And sometimes the brawls involve a cab driver. You never can tell.

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The Death of the Deathburger

Apparently this 9-patty burger wasn’t “healthy.”

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The Most Fantastic Picture on the Internet

Just try to debate me on this.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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