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Going Back to Gotham

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Visiting Gotham

The AV Club’s excellent Pop Pilgrims series visits the places where The Dark Knight was shot.

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Un’Familied

The sister of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has written a children’s book villainizing social media.

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Better Know Bob

Bob Odenkirk is one of the greatest comedy minds of the last several decades. You may know him as one half of the Bob and David team that created the legendary Mr. Show series. Or you may know that he was once a writer on SNL who created iconic characters such as Matt Foley, the motivational speaker played by Chris Farley that lives “in a van down by the river.” Or you may know him as Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad. Or you may not know him at all. In any case, you should check out this awesome profile of him.

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Monetizing A Maniac

Pablo Escobar unleashed untold tragedy on his home country. So, should Colombia be making money off his name?

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The Internet’ization of Famous Books

This post takes famous books and renames them in the style of internet click bait article titles. They’re very spot on.

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For Classy Cats

There is now wine for cats. I don’t know what else to say about that.

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Can’t Get Enough Calvin?

By now you've probably checked out the preview of the amazing mental_floss interview with Calvin & Hobbes creator Bill Watterson. If you want more on that subject, check out this post that Ransom Riggs put together a few years back looking at Bill Watterson’s college comics.

Or: Gather your friends up and go out and play a nice game of Calvinball.

Also: Anyone that is a fan of Calvin & Hobbes should check out Pogo, which Bill Watterson cites as one of his biggest influences.

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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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