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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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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published
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These Celebrities Weren’t Dead When Their Obituaries Were Published. The erroneous reports gave us some enduring celebrity quotes.
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Looking Like a Flapper Meant a Diet of Celery and Cigarettes. For freedom-loving women of the Roaring Twenties, it was worth it to ditch the corset.

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7 Split-Second Movie Jokes You Totally Missed. Production designers know that only avid fans will ever find them on their own.

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Stories Behind 10 Of The Most Haunted Paintings In The World. You don't want to spend too much time staring at them.

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What Would A Guitar Sound Like If You Played 37 Guitar Pedals All At Once? Samuraiguitarist Steve Onotera decided to find out.

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Eddie Putera Recreates People’s Childhood Memories With Realistic Dioramas. His attention to detail is a real delight.

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The Hidden Dangers of Flexible Work Hours. When you can work any time, you risk ending up working all the time.

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38 Facts About Shakespeare’s 38 Plays. We are still learning about them 402 years after his death.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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