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The Princess Bride Trivia

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26 Things You Didn’t Know About The Princess Bride. An R.O.U.S. in jail? Inconceivable!
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Jesse PInkman is One Sorry Individual. The things that the Breaking Bad character had to endure will make you want to give him a big hug. Contains spoilers.
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Powerball Lottery Winners Call it a “Curse.” Mo' money, mo' problems.
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7 Breathtakingly Sexist Quotes by Famous and Respected Male Authors. Guess which one said, "A little bit of rape is good for a man’s soul."
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In two weeks, The Walking Dead will be back to begin season four. These 50 photos from the new season might help you get over the loss of Breaking Bad.
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Baddy Paris and Rufus Starlight made a music video to beg their brother not to leave them for his new bride. Then they showed it at the wedding.
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10 Enchanting Miniature Scenes Made From Household Objects. Artist William Kass sees the possibilities in what's just laying around.
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7 internet memes who sued. You don't mess with the world's most popular cats!
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14 of Your Dog's Wild Relatives. These wolves, foxes, and other wild dogs may be cute, but they are still wild.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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