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A Death in the Nintendo Family

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RIP: The Nintendo King

Hiroshi Yamauchi, the man largely responsible for bringing Nintendo into your home, passed away today. Let’s pay tribute to his life by checking out this incredible Mario-themed kid's bedroom, these crazy expensive video game cartridges, and some interesting ways to repurpose old games.

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Sweet Theme, Sweet Dreams

Why stay in a normal old hotel room when you could instead stay in one of these incredibly detailed themed hotel rooms?

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How Did I Miss the Octopus?

The process of scripting, shooting and editing a major motion picture is a long and complicated one. That can lead at times to some pretty glaring errors.

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He’d Like to Solve the Puzzle

...The puzzle of how to pronounce that word. A recent contestant on Wheel of Fortune has gained some additional fame due to the fact that he said a word incorrectly while solving a puzzle, and potentially lost out on a lot of money.

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Judge A Book By Its Nomination For Its National Book Award For Fiction

Well, that saying isn’t catchy at all. But, anyway, here are the nominees.

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The Afterlife of Social Media

Humans die all of the time, but social media accounts never do.

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Be Good, Skeletor

Especially to yourself.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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