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A Die Hard Christmas

Internet users often cite Die Hard as the best Christmas movie because it's different from other seasonal offerings. It serves as a palate cleanser between heartwarming films with a message.
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Australia As Seen By Americans = The Most Dangerous Nation On Earth. Hey, at least we can find Australia on a map, which is better than we do with European or African countries.
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This Race Between a Parrot and a Dog Is The Most Important Sporting Event You’ll See All Week. Slow and steady vs. physically superior -who will win in the end?
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20 Surprising Facts You Might Not Know About Home Alone. Use them to impress your kids when you watch it again on TV this Christmas season.
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A South African diving crew went to retrieve bodies from a sunken tugboat three days after it capsized. Skip ahead five minutes into the video to see a diver find a survivor in an air pocket!
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Thanks for Nothing: The Story of Zero. It was hard enough to discover, and even harder to get people to use it.
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Sometimes you just gotta dance. This dog in Kazakhstan heard his favorite song and the muse took over.
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7 Things You Need to Know About Adderall. College students use it to stay awake studying for exams or to get more partying time in.
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The tricky science of trying to tickle yourself. You can't do it -and here's why.
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4 Classic Battles Between Man (or Horse) and Machine. Machines are doing pretty good.

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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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