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How Clue Became A Classic

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But Here’s What Really Happened

This article explores the interesting path of the film Clue from box office massacre to a beloved cult classic.

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Your Moment of Zen…

Was the moment last night that Jon Stewart sat back down in that seat. It’s been a long three months.

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Jack the Tweeter

Jack the Ripper, perhaps the most famous serial killer of all time, is now having his/her story told on Twitter.

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What A Sucker

Leeches are not typically the kind of thing people want to be near. Dr. Tim Cockerill is not your average person though. In addition to being a famous fire-eater, he is also a dude that let a leech feed on him for three hours—all in the name of your education.

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Fear the Figthing Irish

Notre Dame got some unwanted attention this week when they misspelled their own nickname, but they are certainly not the first to make that type of mistake.

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Boom, Roasted!

Here are some of the very NSFW jokes and jabs from Sunday night’s star-studded roast of James Franco. I would really enjoy it more though if every person would punctuate their punchlines with Michael Scott’s classic flourish.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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