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Where Ninjas Go Shopping

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Go Shopping, Go Stealth

The Privacy Gift Shop sells all sorts of nifty gadgets for the person that wants to remain unseen.

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Back to Back to the Future

The AV Club "Pop Pilgrims" series visits Hill Valley.

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For All Your Frozen Foods and Frozen Prisoners

This Han Solo refrigerator would be the ultimate conversation piece for your next party.

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I’ll Just Stick to Doodling

Very few people can paint very well. Even fewer can paint so well that they create an optical illusion containing two images in one.

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From Above

The name of the group How Ridiculous is rather fitting when you see the once-in-a-lifetime basketball shot they made.
(Actually, they claim it took 62 attempts to finally make it. So, I guess it’s more like a once-in-62-tries basketball shot.)

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From Way Above

These before-and-after Google Earth images tell amazing, and sometimes awful, stories.

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Coming Distractions

Check out this preview of fall films hitting screens soon. A number of these look really, really good.

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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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