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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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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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