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The Star Trek Pie-Eating Contest

Amidst a serious discussion on every detail of the latest episode of Breaking Bad, there's an animation of Badger and Skinny Pete's Star Trek fan fiction pie-eating contest.
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13 stars (and one director) who refused to promote their own movies. If one must choose between obligation and reputation, it's best if you already have a reputation and a decent bank balance.
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Over-the-Top Pole Vault Celebrations. The best can acknowledge success before they even land.
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Neil Hilburn tells what it's like to fall in love while suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. His slam poetry performance will make you laugh, but then tear up a little.
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Some of the world’s most brilliantly decorated stairs. It makes them almost worth climbing.
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George Orwell’s Letter on Why He Wrote 1984. He saw the rise of totalitarianism, but understood the pragmatism of choosing the lesser of two evils.
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It's back to school time, and you might be able to relate to one of these lists: 17 Signs You’re Leaving For College Soon and 25 Deeply Painful Ph.D. Student Problems (Besides Your Thesis).
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The dark side of the love hormone. Deep chemical love can lead to an equally deep chemical heartbreak.
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The Lion of Gripsholm Castle. Bad taxidermy from the 18th century leads to a 21st-century internet meme.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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