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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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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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