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The Story of the Soaker

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Revisiting Your Favorite Childhood Toy

Who is the wonderful, amazing, beautiful genius that brought us the Super Soaker?

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Revisiting Your Favorite Childhood Films

Check out the interesting trivia on some of the most popular kids sports films of the last few decades.

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What This All About?

Song Stories are great, short little explanations of what or who well-known songs are all about.

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Stars and Insomnia

Camping could be the key to finally getting some Z’s.

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Or Sleep In High Style

If camping doesn’t work, these tree houses are pretty incredible and well-equipped.

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Always Be Prepared

Take a look at the speech the Queen of England planned to give in the event that nukes started dropping.

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An Old Friend Turns 50

We all have an old friend that we were once a lot closer with. Lately none of us have really had any use for this old companion. And though they are (almost entirely) gone, they shouldn’t be forgotten.

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Other Forgotten Things

These have also gone the way of the cassette.

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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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