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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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