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1. Ranking the Bad Guys

No sports flick is complete without a great bad guy. Johnny. White Goodman. The Beast. See how they rank.

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2. Pee-wee’s Big Return

Everyone’s favorite man-child is getting closer to being back on the big screen.

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3. Stop Me If You’ve Heard This Before... Or If You Plan On Putting Me Into A Forced Labor Camp

It’s dangerous being a stand-up comic in North Korea.

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4. and 5. The Little Monster

There’s a miniature version of Fenway Park in Vermont that is used for Wiffle Ball. It’s pretty cool. Here’s an unbelievable catch made there recently.

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6. and 7. The Science of the Molasses

Mental Floss previously covered the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Now learn more about the science of it.

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8. Science Explains: How to Be Happy

Let science explain how you can gain contentment.

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9. and 10. Into Oz

The Wizard of Oz premiered on this date in 1939. Do you know where the premiere took place? If you answered Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, then you obviously know a ton about that movie.

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11. Give Me Back My Slippers

Dorothy’s ruby slippers are just one of a handful of notable movie props that have gone missing.

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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