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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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