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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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