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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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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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