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The Upside of Swimming With Sharks

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Swimming In Cash

An appearance on the hit TV show Shark Tank can be a very, very lucrative few minutes, even if you don’t get a deal.

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You’re Out of This World

And when you die, your body can be too. Here’s how you can be buried in space.

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Street Art

The famous and elusive artist Banksy set up a table on a NYC street this weekend and began selling paintings valued at tens of thousands of dollars for only $60 each. And not only was there not a frantic rush of customers, there were hardly any customers at all.

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Mrs. Harris Hates Her Husband

She’s just one of the colorful characters in this Blockbuster Video training film from 1990. Some really solid acting here. (“Solid” as in “rigid.”)

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That Gives A Whole New Meaning to “Family” Home

After a Las Vegas home was rumored to have been the site of mob murders and haunted activity, the property was vandalized. In response, the owner called in Randall Bell, a real estate agent that specializes in assessing the impact that murder, tragedy and ghosts have on property values.

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Ready or Not

Watch Lorne Michaels introduce the Not Ready For Primetime Players to a world that has never heard of Chevy Chase, Dan Aykroyd or Gilda Radner.

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Lecter Loves Heisenberg

I promised myself I would stop posting Breaking Bad related articles, but this letter from Anthony Hopkins to Bryan Cranston is really cool.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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