Disney's Fascinating Dark Phase of the 1970s and 1980s

A scene from Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
A scene from Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
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Exploring Disney's Fascinating Dark Phase of the 1970s and '80s. Trying to appeal to teenagers left some odd films in their lineup.

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Meet France's Mr. Potato Head. Antoine-Augustin Parmentier disagreed with the law that said American potatoes were unfit for human consumption.

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These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017. The top articles are not political, but salacious tabloid crime stories.

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The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018. " ... for every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark."

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What's the Smallest Hole a Mouse Can Squeeze Through? Do not miss the video of the shrew with homemade sound effects.

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Young Student Secretly Photographs People with Hidden Spy Cam in the 1890s. The candid shots from the streets of Oslo are much more revealing than the portraits of the era.

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Why Big Pets are Great for Small Kids. There's some truth in the "gentle giant" stereotype.

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Dear Eater: Inside the International Restaurant Chain Run by the North Korean State. It's a scheme to funnel international currency to the state, but is the food any good?

Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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