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Even Candy Is Going Digital

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But Can It Make Schnozberry?

This electronic lollipop can simulate any flavor your wild imagination can dream up.

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It’s Been 50 Years…

So, could a Presidential assassination ever happen again? Allow the experts to weigh in.

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KONY 2013?

Or maybe KONY 2014? Reports have begun surfacing that Joseph Kony may be open to surrender.

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The Man Who Buried Kennedy

What became of the man who dug and then re-dug JFK’s grave? And what happened to the coffin that carried Kennedy’s body from Texas to Washington on Air Force One? It was buried at sea.

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Most of These Are Improvements

These defaced movie posters are great, and in some cases would probably be better than the original film.

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This Look Is Not to Die For

The bulletproof vest has a long history. The newest innovation is this bulletproof vest built into a normal business suit.

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When An Unstoppable Force Meets An Immovable Object…

You call it one of these things. Check out the possible names for the upcoming Superman/Batman flick.

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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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