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The History Channel will be "live" Tweeting John F. Kennedy's visit to Dallas, 50 years after it happened. The timeline will be much less confusing and tear-stained this time around.
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36 Stunning Color Photos Of The Kennedy White House. The picture of John-John at the controls of Marine One presages another family tragedy to come.
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Alex Chacon took a little motorcycle trip from Alaska to Argentina. You can go along, too, through the magic of his helmet-cam.
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A new island was born this week, just south of Japan. Japanese authorities won't name it until they are sure it will stick around.
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Flavorwire’s 50 Songs Guaranteed to Make You Cry. Save this Spotify playlist for a time you want to wallow in misery and self-pity.
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Retailers are pushing Black Friday sales earlier and earlier—in some cases, to even before Thanksgiving. It's a desperate move to get the spending money you don't have.
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13 Famous Book Characters You Just Want To Slap. They are often what makes you keep reading the story.
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The posthumous Scottsboro pardons: Too little, too late. The best it can do is to remind us of the shameful past.
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11 Facts (from last year) About the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloons—And What It Takes To Inflate Them.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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