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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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