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Fun Facts for the Fourth

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Fourth of July. Now you'll look knowledgable and have plenty to talk about at the family picnic.
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How to keep your dog from going nuts during Fourth of July fireworks. The advice from Cesar Millan is very different from what you'd expect.
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DJ Earworm makes it possible for you to listen to all the hottest songs of this summer at the same time. The mashup is more than the sum of its parts.
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Feeling patriotic yet? You'll feel even more so after viewing these Captain America cosplayers. And even more here.
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Witness the joy, the excitement, and the enthusiasm of dogs playing with sprinklers.
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Feminist Disney smashes the patriarchy in your childhood favorites. Meet the woman behind the Tumblr blog that's taking on the Mouse in a big way.
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It's become more accepted to drink with co-workers—sometimes even at the office. But this acceptance doesn't extend to women, who are held to a different standard at the workplace.
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Pluto's two recently-discovered moons were given names associated with the mythology of the underworld (like Pluto itself). When are they going to start using Star Trek mythology, like they should?

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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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