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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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