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Like Taking Candy From A Child

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Treat Trick

Jimmy Kimmel has once again asked his viewers to trick their children into believing they’d eaten all of their Halloween candy. *

Swapping the Suburbs

In this TED talk, Ellen Dunham-Jones discusses the future of crumbling strip malls and underperforming asphalt. *

Because We Love Celebrity

We let them shut down traffic to hit golf balls down a major traffic bridge. We humans really do some curious things with our time on Earth. *

Twenty Years Later

The AV Club is showing a lot of love lately for the year 1993. Here they count down 16 pop culture windows into that bygone world. *

How Do You Pronounce GIF?

It’s a long-fought battle. See how most people pronounce GIF, Data, Cache and other techy terms. *

King Tut’s Autopsy

Researchers feel that they have now determined that King Tut died while kneeling. And that his body burst into flames at some point. *

He Sort of Shoots, He Kind of Scores

This Kentucky basketball player scored on his own basket, but he did it in such a cool way that he should still celebrate.
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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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