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Those Aren't Pillows

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That’s No Towel!!!

There aren’t a ton of Thanksgiving-themed movies, but there is one really good one. If you are a fan of Planes, Trains and Automobiles, you’ll enjoy this list.

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Passive Bumper Stickers

This post is a great roundup of classic aggressive bumper stickers given a decidedly passive spin.

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Think You Know What Goes Where?

This morning Miss C linked to a post about British people trying to fill in a blank U.S. state map. If you think you know where each state is, give this game a try. It allows you to try to drag each state into its correct place. (I put Maryland way too far to the north. I’m ashamed.)

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That Sparkle In Your Eye

It’s not your kind, generous nature—it’s eyeball jewelry. Ewwwwwwwwwwww.

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Did Sammy Davis Jr. Really Only Have One Eye?

Fact-checking and providing context to the two-decade-old references in Adam Sandler’s "Thanksgiving Song."

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Monkey Pay Inequality Is A Huge Problem

Well, not really. But it does illustrate an interesting thing about humans.

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Welcomed Ads

If all advertising was this clever I don’t think people would really mind.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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