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When Videos Mattered

The 1980s were the golden age of music videos. Check out the videos that best capture the essence of that decade, complete with metal hair, leg warmers, and Chevy Chase.

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The World: The Chart

This chart captures the last 4000 years of Earth history.

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No Mountain Required

If you have enough money you can build your own mountain anywhere you want. This man chose to build one on top of a high-rise apartment building—without asking for permission.

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I Hope You’re Thirsty

An L.A. eatery will soon feature a 45-page drink list made up of nothing but water options. The restaurant also has a “water sommelier”.

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Does A No-Show Mean No Show?

Not if you’re Stephen Colbert. This video will make you exceedingly happy.

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Home Is Where the Terror Is

These are (or were) the scariest homes in America.

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“They Have A Dog?!?!?”

What if the characters in a '90s kids movie became self-aware?

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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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How Animals are Excavated at the La Brea Tar Pits
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Excavating 101 at the La Brea Tar Pits and Museum. See how paleontologists get those animals out of the ancient asphalt.

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Solving the Mystery of Lyme Disease. When a shocking number of children in one town developed rheumatoid arthritis, doctors and public health officials teamed up to find its cause.

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Horse Feathers: the Marx Brothers at Their Best. The 1932 film is better than its reputation.

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A Child Interviews Her Cat. Any cat owner can relate to the absolute accuracy of the cat's responses.

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10 Reasons Why We Already Know Rey Is a Skywalker. This speculation is derived from clues in The Force Awakens, and contains no spoilers for The last Jedi.

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The Netflix Movie A Christmas Prince is a Hit for All the Wrong Reasons. It might even be worth borrowing a Netflix password.

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Imagining the Jellyfish Apocalypse. As the ocean's ecosystems collapse, they are poised to take over.

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What Was FDR Doing On the "Date Which Will Live in Infamy"? Read how the president took the news of the attack on Pearl Harbor.

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