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The Legacy of Twilight

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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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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