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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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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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