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Surviving Lightning

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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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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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