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Moviegoer Woes

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The Only Way to Solve Movie Theaters’ Talking and Texting Problem Is to Give In to It. Or you could stay home and wait for the less expensive home video version.
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11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations. Contains spoilers for movies that if you haven't seen them by now, you probably never will.
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Brainy Beach Reads. These novels are recommended for getting away from it all without insulting your intelligence.
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21 Jokes Only Nerds Will Understand. I reckon this makes me a nerd -and probably will make you a nerd, too.
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29 Crazy Buildings from Around the World. Wonderful to visit, but living there would mean you'd have to keep it clean for all the tourists with cameras.
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How a used glass bottle becomes a new bottle. A fascinating recycling process, but wouldn't it be easier to just reuse them like we used to?
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10 TV Shows That Are Much Better Than You Probably Think They Are. Worth a second chance? It's only your time at stake.
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Illinois Congresswoman Tammy Duckworth lost both her legs flying a helicopter in Iraq. Watch her eviscerate a federal contractor who claimed disabled veteran status for a prep school football injury.
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The Kingdom of Boomeria. How one teacher dedicated his life to making science fun for students.

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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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