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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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5 Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors
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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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