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Meet the Voice of Siri

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"Hey, are you Siri?” A CNN reporter accidentally discovered the woman behind the iPhone during an interview after, of course, recognizing her voice.

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As Halloween approaches, so too do the disturbingly unnecessary “sexy” versions of costumes. Big Bird was never meant to wear platform heels.

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Looking for a weekend project? The secrets to excellent homemade jam are all laid out here.

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Cult classic and widely agreed-upon “worst movie ever” The Room is approaching its tenth anniversary. Actor Greg Sestero, better known as “Oh hi, Mark,” has written a book about his experiences working with eccentric director Tommy Wiseau on what has been called “the Citizen Kane of bad movies.”

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No room to store your books? Nonsense. Repurposed pianos, skateboards, and sarcophagi will all serve as fine receptacles for reading material.

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As the consequences of the government shutdown grow increasingly absurd, late-night TV hosts are making the most of it.

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…but until the government starts back up again, these beautiful national parks are closed for business.

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One-hit wonders like these are proof that there’s hope out there for even the worst garage band in the neighborhood – maybe.

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The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History
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Marvel

The Battle of New York: An Avengers Oral History. It took a huge team of professionals to pull it off.

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The Mountain Man Who Outran His Captors Barefoot and Naked. John Colter had to think fast to escape Blackfoot country.

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A Program to Guide You to College Success. First-generation college students do much better when they have personal guidance from trained counselors.

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When Don the Talking Dog Took the Nation by Storm. He only knew eight words, but was the hit of the vaudeville circuit.

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A Spring Drive in Nepal. A driver must have nerves of steel to avoid waterfalls cascading over the mountain road.

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The Heart-Racing Drama of Dissecting a Beached Whale. Dr. Joy Reidenberg shares stories from her unique job.

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The Robot-Operated Power Plant of the Future. One is already being built in Japan.

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7 Times People Were Awarded Lifetime Supplies Of Things. That's the way to make a few lifetime fans.

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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots?
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What Are Mercury's Mysterious Red Spots? Data from the MESSENGER probe proves the tiny planet is more interesting than we ever knew.

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How Antonio Banderas Conquered His Fear of Playing Picasso. The role of his hometown hero was intimidating before now.

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What Kind of Town Elects a Cat as its Mayor? The kind of town Talkeetna, Alaska, is.

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Where the Amish Go on Vacation. A neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida, is the place for an annual respite from normal work.

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8 Serious Hollywood Scenes That Looked Hilarious Before CGI. Don't let a look behind the scenes ruin your suspension of disbelief.

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A Cat Walks Into a Deli ... And the clerk helps him select a choice cut of meat.

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How Charles Dickens Imagined a Westworld-like Robot Theme Park Back In 1838. The Mudfog Association proposed using automatons to provide immersive entertainment.

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The Jewish Psychic Who Tricked Hitler. Erik Jan Hanussen was a master at manipulating gullible people, up to a point.

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