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The Magic of Green Screens

If you saw the recent film adaptation of The Great Gatsby, you probably didn’t realize just how much of it was artificially created. This amazing video combines the actual footage shot with the digitally enhanced end result.

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If There Was An Infographic About the Best Infographics...

These would be on it.

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Hack It So You Don’t Hack It

Don’t jack up your jack o'lantern. Use these clever tricks for carving pumpkins.

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Making the Stadium Swap

Have you ever wondered how a stadium goes from hosting baseball to hosting football? This time-lapse video will show you, and make you marvel at how well this complex operation is pulled off.

Also: If you like football, you need to make sure you’ve seen these great gridiron flicks.

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Creepy Dolls, Chewed Gum and Lots of Rats

Just a few of the weird tourist destinations you might not want to add to your next vacation.

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The State of Your State’s Sports

If your state had an official sport, what would it be? I am rather ashamed to see that the “athletes” in my home state (Ohio) can only be counted on to stand in one place and softly chuck a beanbag.

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Mapping Amazement

Hank Green explores 42 amazing maps to reveal some crazy things about our world.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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