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Why Everyone's An Awful Driver

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Statistically speaking, 50 percent of drivers are worse than average. Anecdotally speaking, some days it seems like no one should be allowed behind the wheel of a car, ever. Why are people such bad drivers?

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More than just getting you from Point A to Point B, maps can help us visualize and quickly process information on subjects as varied as alcohol consumption, global internet usage, high-risk pirate zones, and rap lyrics.

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Are these pictures of hot dogs, or legs? Guessing is harder than you’d think.

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Frank Herbert’s sci-fi classic Dune has inspired board games, comic books, and a so-bad-it’s-good David Lynch film adaptation. Illustrations of the desert planet and its terrible sandworms, painted by John Shoenherr and praised by Herbert himself, have emerged from obscurity to revive Arrakis once again.

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Never mind the Fortune 500. These are the 28 Most Powerful Dogs in the World.

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So that’s why waiters personally grind the pepper for you.

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With the help of stylists, makeup artists, and their own thespian talents, these recent biopic actors managed to really become their characters.

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It couldn’t hurt to learn how to be a better Googler.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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