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Flavorwire doesn't care too much for the new movie The Butler. Instead, they look back at other Favorite Fictional Butlers in Pop Culture.
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10 Perfect Facts We Learned About The Princess Bride From Rob Reiner. These tidbits will only make you love the film more.
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Wake up, sheeple! Hundreds of sheep in New Zealand got together for a political rally to let their voices be herd.
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The Sisters of Loretto in Kentucky are fighting to keep a gas fracking pipeline from running through their land. The singing nuns will have none of it.
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13 Reasons You Wouldn't Want To Live In Jane Austen's England. The unpleasant parts are mostly glossed over in her novels.
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Why People Throw Shoes in Afghanistan. “It’s the best way to express your hatred against ignorant and stupid people.”
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27 Ways To Eat Like An Adult In College. Or, more to the point, how to eat like a resourceful person in a dormitory.
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Why are smart kids more likely to do drugs? There are several possible reasons, and more than one may be right.
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11 Ways We Used Radiation in Everyday Life. Once people thought radioactive materials were safe enough to brush teeth with.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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