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A Much Worse Thing to Put Your Tongue On

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Not Even On A Triple Dog Dare

There isn’t a type of dare that’s been invented that could get me to put my tongue on any part of a NYC subway car. But this kid did, as a reenactment of the famous stuck tongue scene in A Christmas Story.

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He’s Right. I Can’t Believe It.

Bill Murray is like some sort of Celebrity Sasquatch. He supposedly appears before odd subsets of people, who swear he was there and can describe exactly what he looked like and what he did. Here’s what a night with him is (supposedly) like.

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That Thomas Edison, What A Failure

I mean, besides the light bulb, the phonograph and the movie camera, what did that guy ever do right? Not these things.

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The Bestest

Check out the best TV moments of 2013, the best comedy albums of 2013, the top 10 Lifehacker lists of 2013 and, hell, the top 10 everything of 2013.

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For the Rest of Us

There’s a Festivus Google trick. Go try it or else you'll hear about it in the Airing of Grievances.

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Hysterical Strength?

Fact or fiction?

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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. 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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