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On the Verge of Lightsabers

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Lightsabers At Last

Well, sort of. But we don’t have hoverboards, or flying cars, or teleportation yet. So let’s celebrate this.

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Now That Is Devotion

You won’t believe the temple that an ex-Monk has spent 10 hours building by hand every day since 1963. And I can’t get my garage cleaned out.

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Losing Big in Vegas

Mitzi Briggs lost a fortune in Sin City in a totally different way than most people.

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Speaking of the Vegas Mob…

You can take an official Vegas mob tour. That’s just one of the entries in this list of interesting sightseeing options.

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The King Who Tried to Kill the President

Kevin Curtis is the Elvis impersonator that you may remember hearing about a while back who allegedly tried to kill President Obama with ricin. But you probably haven’t heard just how weird the real story is.

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Speaking of Ricin

You’ve gleefully devoured all 62 episodes of Breaking Bad, but did you ever see these five mini-episodes?

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Detroit’s Empty Island Zoo

The Motor City’s original zoo sits empty today.

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It Doesn’t Matter What Comes

Fresh goes better in life, with Mentos fresh and full of life.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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