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Never Cross An Elf (And Other Lessons From Elf School)

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Lessons from Elf School

Iceland is home to an Elf School, where you will learn many interesting lessons about these mythical hidden people. One of the most important lessons: Never cross an elf.

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They Had What She Was Having

Meg Ryan famously “faked it” in a scene from When Harry Met Sally. For this prank Improv Everywhere sent 20 women to the Katz’s Deli, where that iconic scene was filmed, to recreate the act all at once. This is NSFW, in a totally fake way.

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McSlurry

This is a frozen McRib. Nope, never, not even once.

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I Need to Get Out More

These landscapes are so gorgeous it’s hard to believe they actually exist.

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Who Will Play Fezzik?

The Princess Bride will soon be turned into a stage play.

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Don’t Be A Rube

Learn more about the origins of 10 great insults.

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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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