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The Legacy of Twilight

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Whatever you think of the Twilight series, you have to admit it's done a lot for Forks, Washington. Take a tour of the town and see how it's embraced the role of a vampire hometown.
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What Made the Beatles Great? A combination of talent, ambition, and arrogance.
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Domino masters Milliondollarboy and Hevesh5 spent three months setting up a domino fall like you've never seen. The beauty isn't in the number of dominos, but in the clever Rube Goldberg-type things the dominos do along the way.
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Watch an entire movie in gif form, with ten to select from. Be aware that they will only make sense if you've seen the movie already.
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When the German band Rakede had to cancel concerts due to an equipment snafu, they made a video as a peace offering for disappointed fans. They still didn't have equipment, but they did have a good time.
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The 9 Types Of People Who Show Up At Thanksgiving Dinner. When everyone's invited, you take the guests you get, no matter how odd they are.
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The Touching Legacy of Tamil Nadu Conservationist Mark Davidar. Meet the Dr. Dolittle of the the Sigur Nature Trust in India.
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Two physicists have worked out the optimal way for men to avoid splashback at the urinal. Their research involved making two artificial urethras and lots of camera work.
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The secret world of cargo ships. At any time, there are 20 million huge containers of cargo on their way around the world.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar term carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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