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What Russian Bots Wanted From Star Wars: The Last Jedi

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What Russian Bots Wanted From Star Wars: The Last Jedi. A coordinated Twitter campaign was aimed at director Rian Johnson all through the production.

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This Blind Man Can Ride a Bike. Daniel Kish explains how he learned to use echolocation.

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Only Slightly Exaggerated is the new tourism video for Travel Oregon. It portrays the state as a magical Studio Ghibli experience.

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Hollywood Sure Loves Cutting Women’s Heads Off. Oh, the heads are still there, they just aren't a factor in many movies' promotional materials.

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Here's a Playlist of Songs You Know But You Can’t Name. They've been used for advertising, movie soundtracks, and cartoons all your life.

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How Psychopaths See the World. Psychopaths can and do put themselves in another person's place, but that is a deliberate decision for them, while normal people do it automatically.

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How Corner Drugstores are Fighting Back Against Amazon. They don't want to suffer the same fate as independent bookstores.

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Changing Your Pajamas: The Evolution of 7 Sleepwear Trends. No one wants to be out of fashion in their sleep!

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How Volcanoes Work
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How Volcanoes Work. The U.S. has 169 "potentially active" volcanoes, but they're not all alike.

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The Internet is Learning an Important Lesson About Service Dogs. We know you're not supposed to pet them without permission, but what if one approaches you?

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That Time the U.S. Postal Service Tried Delivering Mail By Missile. It saved neither time nor money, but that wasn't the point.

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Why You Should Slack Off to Get Some Work Done. The world's most productive scientists and engineers worked only 10 to 20 hours a week.

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Postcards From the Honeymoon Capital Of The World. For many couples, the Poconos was where the Baby Boom began.

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The Dark Side of ‘Service With a Smile.’ Putting on a happy face when you're not feeling it can lead to mental and physical problems.

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A Horror Story About a Shower Curtain. Or it could be a comedy; either way, it needs to be filmed.

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What's the Difference Between a Broadway and an Off-Broadway Show? It's more than just the street address of the theater.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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