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Well That’s Not Scary At All

Would you have enjoyed the movie Jaws if it had been named Polpin Rock instead? What about if it was named Peter Ginkel? Or Anthropophagus? I think they made the right choice

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What Is Sensitivity Training?

After a very public recent scandal, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper has been excused form team activities to attend sensitivity training. So, what exactly happens there?

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Did We Need This?

We need computers for countless things in our lives. But, did we need a computer that writes sexist jokes? Researchers at the University of Edinburgh thought so.

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The Future of Sports

It would be really cool if humans evolved to a point where our sports were just a bunch of people in shiny silver outfits running around gigantic stadiums firing lasers at each other. But, until we get there, these really cool and slightly more realistic innovations will have to do.

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Or Maybe They’ll Just Fix This Problem

As the father of two boys, I am nervous about someday letting my son strap on a football helmet and walk out onto the gridiron; especially if his helmet says this on it.

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August 6, 1945: Hiroshima

One of the darkest days in human history took place 68 years ago today. This site has some amazing photographs taken before and after the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.

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Wanna Make An Easy $17K?

Head over to the NASA Bedrest Facility for a few months. All you have to do is lie around. In fact, that’s all you’re allowed to do.

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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing
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The Y Chromosome Is Slowly Disappearing. At this rate, the male sex has only a few million years left.

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Why Brigham Young University Had a Secret Cola Vending Machine. The Mormon prohibition against certain drinks leaves a lot of room for interpretation.

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How Your Worst Fears Stack Up Against Reality. Select your top three fears, and the app will explain what your odds of dying from each one are.

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London, 1682 vs. Today. The Morgan Map has been overlaid with aerial views of the modern city for comparison purposes.

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The Boy Who Stayed Awake for 11 Days. A science fair project led to a world record that still stands.

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When Nixon Said “Sock it To Me” on Laugh-In. His 1968 appearance opened the door for presidents on entertainment shows.

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The Problem With Perfectionism. The competitive world of college has raised students' standards to a never-ending stress level.

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8 Forgotten Pie Recipes We Should Bring Back. We can make the world a better place with more kinds of pie.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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