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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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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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