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19 Jokes Only Grammar Nerds Will Understand. Actually, they're puns, but pretty good ones if you're at all literate.
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Best dad ever? He sold his issue of The Amazing Spider-Man #1 to pay for his daughter's wedding.
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10 Books Every College Freshman Should Read. It's a good thing I'm not a college freshman, because I haven't read any of them.
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Tourists in Hong Kong can't really see the sights because of thick air pollution, but they can still get nice souvenir pictures with the help of some handy fakery.
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You knew cats enjoyed a good massage. This one appears to enjoy it given in the human manner.
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Writer Adam Gopnik describes how he learned to communicate with his adolescent son through texting -even when they were sitting in the same room. There's a hilarious learning curve involved.
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Artist Juan Ortiz designed a movie-style poster for every episode of the original Star Trek. They're in a book, but we get a sneak preview of seven of them online.
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Fall TV guide: The 10 new shows you should know about. Michael J. Fox, Robin Williams, and Andy Samberg will be back on the (relatively) small screen.
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The Shared Lives of Unusually Close Twins. Their minds, their lives, and sometimes even their bodies are intertwined.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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