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The 25 Baddest Witches In Film And TV. You won't catch these women getting burned at the stake!
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Trolling, online bullying, and bigotry are causing more and more websites to do away with comments altogether. The offenders are a minority, but they produce enough comments to spoil the fun for everyone.
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Three new reality TV shows aim to award contestants with a space flight from three private space ventures. The winners may have to wait, since none of the programs are as yet operational.
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Drew Arcoleo plays guitar for Bailey, the golden retriever, who really enjoys the music. I'm going to call this dog "old poker face," because he can't hide his feelings.
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I've been watching The Walking Dead marathon, saying "You're dead, you're dead, you're dead, and you're dead, too." Let’s Remember All The Departed Characters By How The Internet Made Fun Of Them. (NSFW text)
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The Battle of Mogadishu is better known in the American consciousness as Black Hawk Down. Twenty years later, the men who fought that battle look back on what it was to be there.
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9 horror films under 9 minutes. Bookmark this, because watching them all in a row will keep you awake at night.
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The Hidden Haunted History of 7 American Landmarks. Some of those ghosts have no one to scare due to the government shutdown.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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BOB GALBRAITH, AFP/Getty Images

How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph?
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox
Robert Penn, Twentieth Century Fox

Just How Intelligent is the Alien Xenomorph? For a slimy, 8-foot insect, it had some canny strategies.

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Sharknado 6 Will Have Nazis and Noah's Ark, Which Seems Weirdly Predictable. Godwin's law should have come into effect long before the sixth film.

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Your Cortex Contains 17 Billion Computers. Our brains are much more complex than we've been told, and we have charts to explain them.

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Is This The Most Crowded Island In The World? A visit to Ilet a Brouee, a micro-sample of Haiti's unnatural history.

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Hilarious Guide To Dog Breeds That Will Help You Choose Your Next Dog. Comic artist Grace Gogarty captures the canine personalities you won't understand from mere pictures.

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Finding a Lost Strain of Rice, and Clues to Slave Cooking. Thought to be gone forever, a chef stumbled across a surviving crop of hill rice in Trinidad.

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29 Secrets Competitive Figure Skaters Will Never Tell You. But we found out anyway.

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This is What the Flu Does to Your Body. You feel like you've been hijacked, because that's exactly what's happening.

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