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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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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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