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The Science of Smooching

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Why We Kiss

I have often wondered why kissing is a thing we do. I guess maybe there's an evolutionary reason.

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Sam Hyde Gave A TED Talk

Sam Hyde is a comedian. And he doesn’t seem to like TED Talks. So he sneaked his way into the gig and then used it to speak incomprehensibly for 20 minutes.

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Urrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Out!

First there was Frank Drebin. Now this guy.

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Game Changer

The National Congress of American Indians recently unveiled a campaign showing what it would look like if a sports franchise were to depict other cultures in a cartoonish way, as Native Americans are depicted with the use of mascots like the Cleveland Indians’ Chief Wahoo.

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That Was Funny?!

The things that make people laugh certainly shift over time. Need evidence? Read these jokes from a 1910 issue of Boys' Life magazine. Then again, maybe these were never funny.

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I Love These So Much I Might Marry Them

Let’s revisit these 11 artistic renderings of Pee-wee Herman.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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