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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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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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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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