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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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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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