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Strike Up the Band

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Strike Up the Band

If you aren’t so much a fan of Beethoven’s Fifth, maybe you’ll enjoy marching bands covering these pop songs instead.

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Have Batman Answer Your Phone

If you pony up $300, you can have the Caped Crusader, Walter White, Luke Skywalker, or Spock record your answering machine message.

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The Muppets at the Museum

Miss Piggy, Elmo, Cookie Monster, Fozzie and an array of others have found a new home at the Smithsonian American History Museum. It would be really, really cool if the museum built a small balcony for Statler and Waldorf to sit up in criticizing all the exhibits.

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Sounds Like Science Fiction

The Cassini mission has helped uncover some amazing information about the shooting geysers inside the ice moon of Saturn.

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The Answer? Yes, You Have.

The Question? Have you ever wondered what it would look like if a burning ball of nickel was dropped into a glass of vodka?

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This Is Shocking

Check out this stingray that tips that scale at 1000+ pounds and sports a 15-inch poisonous stinger.

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Nerf Guns. Skip-It. The Nintendo Power Pad. Rock ‘Em Sock ‘Em.

Just a few of the best sports-themed toys from your childhood.

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The Felon or the Rapper?

Can you determine whether each of these is a Martha Stewart Paint Color or Macklemore Song?

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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