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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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