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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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