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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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