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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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