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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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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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