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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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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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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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