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Harnessing the Sun With Mirrors

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Take That, Mother Nature

The Norwegian town of Rjukan is planning for a 5-month long winter of darkness by amassing a giant contraption that will bounce sunlight off of several gigantic mirrors to light up a tiny portion of the town square.

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The Unwritten Rules Have Been Filmed

So don’t say you didn’t know about them.

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The Simpsons Pay Homage

The residents of Springfield (State Unknown) pay tribute quite a bit to Tinseltown. Check out every movie reference from the first five seasons of The Simpsons.

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The Only Thing Better Than Winning...

Is the dancing.

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Gone But Not Forgotten

The deaths of these famous musicians become all the more notable when they vanish from their own album covers.

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The Worst Resumes Ever

Some of these horrific resumes contain NSFW language because, well, they’re the worst resumes ever.

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Ditch the Keyboard

There is still a place for handwriting in the computer age.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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2017 College Football Preview
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Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

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The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

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The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

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Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

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The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

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5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

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This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

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