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Breaking Bad on Ice

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Breaking Bad on Ice

Watch "a figure skating homage" to the series.

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When Coffee Mattered

You think people care about coffee now? Just take a look at how particular people were about their coffee in the 1950s. Chances are if a woman back then made a cup of coffee for a man, she was in for a verbal bashing about it.

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Streaming and Screaming

Check out this list of the best horror films available to stream on Netflix. It even breaks them down into categories, from the traditional (“Good”, “Bad”, Classic”) to the more specialized (“Killer Animals”, “Anything Can Be Haunted”).

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Well, it Would Look Pretty Cool

The case for building a Death Star.

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Have You Seene This?

The Seene app allows you to create mind-bending 3D images on your smartphone.

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That’s So Cool

The Enviro-Cool Limited is a “reverse microwave that chills beer in 45 seconds”.

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All In A Day’s Work

How much does the US debt grow each day? This video gives you an idea of what the daily debt increase would look like if it were all dumped on a table in the form of gold bars worth $674,248 each.

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Dive In…

To these beautiful photos from the Cliff Diving World Series.

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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