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Let the Word Nerd Wars Begin

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It Boggles the Mind

Scrabble is the best word-based board game, right? Perhaps not.

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Science Explains: You Can “Go” In the Ocean

An editor from Chemical & Engineering News has gone to great lengths to inform you about what happens when people, ummm, relieve themselves in the ocean.

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Hard Candy Hard Knocks

Dallas Cowboys player Barry Church recently missed practice because he chipped a tooth on a Jolly Rancher. He should definitely be added to this list of oddball sports injuries.

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Facts About Copy Cats

Well, actually, not copy cats, but copy horses, copy mice and copy humans.

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“Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mr. Falcon”

These edits designed to make a film “Safe-For-TV” just end up making a movie weird and unintentionally hilarious.

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The Photo Of the Year

It’s not a beautiful natural landscape. Or a shot that sheds light on the human condition. Or a brilliantly-executed action shot. It’s a dude inside of a shark. Didn’t see that coming.

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Take Me As I Am

One writer explains why he plans to donate his body to science.

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Judge An Album By Its Cover

Check out the story behind the Nirvana swimming baby, the Pink Floyd prism, and other classic album covers.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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