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Winning a lifetime supply of Hershey’s chocolate sounds like it was probably amazing; Kellogg’s Corn Flakes, maybe less so.

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An Australian restaurant owner who thinks the word “the” contains too many letters is campaigning to introduce a symbol to replace the most-used word in the English language, for efficiency’s sake. He probably won’t get very far with it.

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55 people in a donut shop drive-through line bought the next car’s order in a heartwarming demonstration of strangers bringing a little joy to each other’s days.

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Washing your hair is another basic task rendered extremely difficult by zero gravity in outer space.

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Apparently, there are only two escalators in the entire state of Wyoming.

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The trailer for upcoming film The Fifth Estate features BBC’s Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch with bleached-blond locks as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who is reportedly unhappy with the movie.

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These famous early risers didn't manage to become successful by hitting the snooze button, which is dispiriting news for the late-sleeping night owls among us.

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A Chinese man stole over 800 books’ worth of “highbrow reading material” in less than half a year. When questioned by the police, the suspect said he was hoping to "comprehend the meaning of life." He was arrested and is presumably still questioning.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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