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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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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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