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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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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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