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Win Your Muppet Dream Job

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All Puppeteers Put Your Hands Up

There’s a new show called Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge that will reward one lucky person with the chance to work with the house that made Kermit.

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Advertising That Moves You...

Up a wall. And sends furniture scattering in all directions. Check out this special effect-laden prank pulled off in a coffee shop to promote a new film.

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Illusion in All Directions

Project mapping uses standard projectors to cover 3D objects with incredible, mind-blowing graphics. Check out a really cool example of this cool new media. It’s really pretty amazing.

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The Internet Wondered…

‘What would Parks & Recreation be like as a video game?’

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The Terror of the Original Must-Have Toy

Before Furbies and laughing Elmo and kids that came from a cabbage patch, there was a talking doll invented by the great Thomas Edison. The only issue with them was the fact that their voices sounded like something from the depths of hell.

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A Home For Eternity

When a homeless person passes away in New York City they are often buried on Hart Island, a small speck of land just off the coast of the Bronx that happens to contain a 100+ acre graveyard that is the largest tax-supported cemetery on Earth.

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How Do You Say ‘Cheese’ In Vulcan?

Say what you will, but these families are really owning their geekiness.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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