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Really Odd and Expensive Art

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This Is Art?

Well, I guess these things are, since they sold for huge amounts of money. But these are really stretching the limits of the definition. A few of them are slightly NSFW.

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Reinventing Girls' Toys

GoldieBlox is a toy company devoted to girls' toys that go beyond the typical pink and purple princess dolls. For this video they built a really cool setup to turn a home into a “massive, magical contraption”.

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Is This the Future?

Take a look at the Pentagon’s new 6’2” 330-pound robot. I need to get one of these. In fact, since these were paid for with tax money, I think everyone should get a turn to take one home for a weekend.

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You’re Never Too Old to Be A Swinger

And I mean that in a totally wholesome way. If you haven’t been on one lately, it’s time you relive the joy of swings.

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The Afterlife of A Streaker

So, you’ve made the terrible decision to illegally run across the field/court/diamond at a sporting event. Then what?

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I Really Hate Snow…

But when it does arrive I will be out there trying to top these 15 awesome snowmen.

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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 terms 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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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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