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Jeopardy's Weirdest Moments

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Television's Best Game Show

What is Jeopardy? Here are some of the odder moments from the show’s history.

Did You Know: On April 1st, 1997, Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak switched hosting gigs for the day. Here is Alex Trebek as the host of Wheel of Fortune.

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The Man the Olympics Hates

The 1964 Olympics in Tokyo caused Kohei Jinno to be kicked out of his home to make way for the new Olympic stadium. Now that Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, guess who is getting kicked out of his home again.

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Rise!

Twenty months after it capsized and fell on its side, killing 32 people, a massive salvage project has succeeded in standing the Costa Concordia back up. Find out what's inside the ship.

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He’s Not Clowning Around

A few weeks ago I posted an article explaining why people are afraid of clowns. Well, it turns out that the people of Northampton, England have a very good reason to be afraid, because there is an actual clown popping up around town to terrify people.

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Game On

The new GTA game is getting rave reviews. Here are 10 ways the game will blow your mind.

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He Approved This Message

If Jeffrey Alan Wagner isn’t elected Mayor of Minneapolis, then what is all this for, really?

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Facebook Is Bad With Goodbyes

And they will do almost anything to keep you.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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