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The Quest to Clone John Lennon

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“You May Say I’m A Dreamer…”

Said the man who wants to use John Lennon’s tooth to create a clone of him.

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Not Your Typical Vacation Video

Escape From Tomorrow is a “fantasy-horror” film that was secretly filmed inside the Walt Disney World and Disneyland theme parks without the parks’ permission, and even without them knowing it was happening. Check out the production section of the film’s wikipedia page to learn how they did it. The film screened at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, and now has a release date.

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Before It’s Live

This New York Times article features 22 current and former cast members sharing the story of their SNL auditions.

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Want to Watch Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog Play "Dueling Banjos"?

What type of human being doesn’t want to see Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog play "Dueling Banjos"? I’m not sure I want to meet a person that doesn’t want to watch Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog play "Dueling Banjos." And so, without further ado, here is Steve Martin and Kermit the Frog play "Dueling Banjos."

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Have You Heard the Tale of Johnny Appleseed?

What about Pecos Bill? Or Old Stormalong? This old American folklore map captures those and many more.

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Jetpacks Are Still A Ways Off…

But at least self-driving cars may arrive soon.

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I Believe I Can Fly

Find out why human cannonballs don't die.

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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water
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How Jupiter May Have Gifted Early Earth With Water. Young gas giants throw debris toward inward planets, including hydrogen-rich materials.

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Brazil's Geography Problem. It's a big country with lots of people, so why isn't it a world power?

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The Science of Hearing. Our ability to detect and interpret sounds is due to an amazing and complicated biological system.

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Lucasfilm Might be Putting Future Star Wars Spinoffs on Hold. Solo's disappointing box office was a surprise glitch in the moneymaking machine.

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Why Women Say Nothing Is Wrong When Something Is Clearly Wrong. She has plenty of reasons not to share it with you right now.

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How to Decorate Like a Viking. Archaeologists have built a palette of the paint colors used on Viking homes and buildings.

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The Breastfeeding Zealots of the Neonatal Ward. Maternal lactation is pushed to the point of shaming mothers with hungry babies.

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9 Amazing Tiki Bars. A visit will cool you off even on the hottest day.

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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain
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Sneaky Ways Restaurants Are Hacking Your Brain. Check out 25 subtle tricks that make you spend more.

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Here’s How You Can Help Fight Family Separation at the Border. A list of resources and organizations that need your skills, time, or money.

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5 Things You Didn’t Know About the Summer Solstice. While the days will only get shorter from here, temperatures will still go up.

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The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Chili Con Carne a Tex-Mex Standard. Women running their own businesses gave us an entirely new cuisine.

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You Would Never Expect Killer Whales to Appear Here. Arctic Ocean prey that once fed polar bears is fair game for orcas.

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Brooklyn's Defunct Domino Sugar Plant Opens as Domino Park. Pictures show how an old factory can become a community park and still retain its history.

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First Impressions. Tom Comitta took the first sentence from 268 New Yorker short stories, sorted them, and combined them into one surprisingly cohesive tale.

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The Original Locations of 15 Famous Chain Stores. There might be one near you!

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