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Cap'n Crunch was revealed to be a military impostor after the errors in his uniform were detected. He is only one of several pop culture icons that may have faked their military records.
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“We would’ve come earlier, but your husband wasn’t dead then”: 18 incompetent law-enforcement officials who save the day.
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A tiger stalks his owner -in the house! The video is unnerving, until you see how it ends.
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The way corporations run their social networking sites reveals how dumb they think their consumers are. A new parody site shows us the many ways they do it.
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Jim Carrey is backing away from supporting his new movie Kick-Ass 2 because of the violence. It was filmed before the Sandy Hook shooting, which made him rethink the whole thing.
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Wikileaks is paying for Edward Snowden's hotel and travel bills while he's on the run. That admission may open Julian Assange and his organization up to charges of aiding and abetting a fugitive.
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16 Money-Saving Tips From The Depression Era. They may have been popular during the Great Depression, but many of these I've used all my life.
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An everyman's guide for going invisible on the internet. Maintaining your privacy will require a little more work these days, but it can be done.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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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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