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Don't Hit the Road, Jack

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You Know Jack

The internet is alive with rumors about Jack Nicholson retiring from acting. Hopefully, it's not true—but if it is, we’ll always have the memories of Jack Torrance and the Joker and Frank Costello and Melvin Udall and Colonel Nathan Jessup, and many more. And we’ll always have this NSFW collage of Jack’s great moments.

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Cheaters Never Win

But tricksters certainly do.

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Round These Parts

Regardless of where you live, there are definitely local legends that get passed around your little neck of the woods. Check out this rundown of the most mysterious local myths.

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To Share or Not to Share

There’s a parenting war raging on the internet. On one side you have people that post everything about their children online, all the way to the point that they create social media accounts for their infants. On the other side there are people that won’t allow one single piece of information about their children to hit the web.

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Waking Up On the Wrong Side of the… World

Sarah Colwill isn’t Asian. But one day she woke up thinking she was. Here she describes her experience with Foreign Accent Syndrome.

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He’s Not Acting

He’s actually dying. Whoops. Cracked recounts some amazing performances by thespians who weren’t actually acting.

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Goodbye, Badbye

Do you agree with this list of the best & worst TV finales of all time?

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Even Wild Things Read

These Maurice Sendak reading posters are really great.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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