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Reunion On Tap?

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This One Goes to 30

Spinal Tap is turning 30 soon and the band might be getting back together.

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Have Fun On the Clock

Making your 9-to-5 a super exciting place to be is not easy, but you can certainly be having more fun than you are right now.

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The Quest For Human Immortality

Is it possible that human beings could live forever?

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Leave It to the Pros

A lot of people have dreamed of being an athlete, only a few actually make it. The rest of us should learn to let the dream go. (Via TruTV)

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Comic-Con Cosplay For the Masses

Check out these Comic-Con costumes that you’ll recognize and appreciate even if you can’t name the 11th Sith master that ever piloted the Enterprise with Frodo through the Twelve Colonies of Kobol.

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Abandoned China

These desolate destinations in China were originally intended for lots of people.

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We’ve All Been There

We’ve all been on a plane and had the person next to us fall asleep. We just might not have had them fall asleep on us like this. And we might not have filmed it.

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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