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Beware of The Grinning Fish* (*Working Title)

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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 Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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