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The Hand That Moves the Muppet

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The Man Behind the Muppet

Well, not behind. Under the Muppet, I guess. In either case these behind-the-scenes Muppet pictures are pretty cool to look at, even if they do break the illusion.

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You Can Build A Time Machine

With one of these cool new Lego Back to the Future kits.

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If You Like That...

You’ll love this Lego art show in New York.

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The Aliens Are Coming...

And they’re computers. As the theoretical physicist Paul Davies explains:

"If we ever encounter extraterrestrial intelligence, I believe it is overwhelmingly likely to be post-biological in nature."

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I Don’t Think We’re In Oz Anymore

The Warriors of Oz will take place in a much different land than the one Dorothy visited.

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Want S’more?

The cast of The Sandlot got together recently on their old field. I wonder if The Beast was there.

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A Lost Interview with Castro

It's from 1959. A tidbit: "If this Revolution falls, what we will have here in Cuba is a hell. Hell itself."

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What Is A Bad Story?

In honor of Alex Trebek’s birthday yesterday, feel free to follow Jeopardy Tales on Twitter to see the contestant interview captured in all of its beautiful mundanity.

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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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