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How To Survive A Lightning Strike. Only one out of every ten people who are struck die, but many suffer lasting effects.
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HBO brought a video to Comic Con that memorialized all the people killed (so far) in the series Game of Thrones. What makes it most entertaining is the Boyz II Men soundtrack.
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Hollywood’s All-Time Most Memorable Meltdowns. Watching them is almost cathartic, because we've all felt that angry and frustrated at least once in our lives.
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105 Characters On The Simpsons Are Voiced By 6 Different Actors. Hank Azaria and Dan Castellaneta each do dozens of them.
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Ernest Hemingway's mother kept a series of leather-bound scrapbooks of his early life. She must have known he was bound for greatness -like all mothers.
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Nick Kosir, the rappin' weatherman does a duet with his clone. A nice forecast in this hot summer is something worth singing about.
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The trailer for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire was unveiled at Comic Con. If the rest of the movie holds true, it will be better than The Hunger Games.
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Is sending humans to Mars actually feasible? There are a lot of logistical problems to work out, but plenty of folks are working on them.
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The Wyatt Earp Myth: America’s Most Famous Vigilante Wasn’t. His legend was mostly the product of heavy-duty public relations.
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Ice Cream or Not Ice Cream? A frozen treat by any other name might taste just as sweet.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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