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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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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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