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The Terrorist and His Sweeper

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The Terrorist’s Housework

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has been passing his time in jail by designing a new vacuum cleaner. And no, this is not a story from The Onion.

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Buying Back Wounded Knee

Johnny Depp wants to purchase an historic piece of land and give it back to the Sioux tribe.

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Clean Your House

It could save you from an atomic bomb. At least according to this 1954 film.

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Pop A Password Pill

Do you forget your account passwords a lot? Then why not just take a daily pill that replaces all of your passwords by turning your body into a big password signal? That could happen.

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D’oh-O-G

This poodle is groomed and dyed to look just like the Simpson family. You have to see it to believe it.

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Great American Stories

Make sure you listen to these 15 great episodes of This American Life. And, if I might add, our own Chris Higgins once did a great story on that program as well.

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But, Heck, It Was 99 Cents

What does a dollar get you these days? A lot apparently.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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