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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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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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