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For Those Who Love Kids

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Talking With the Kids

If you were a fan of The Kids in the Hall, you will enjoy this oral history.

Wanna see one of my favorite Kids sketches ever? Will do.

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He Lives On Through His Words

Be moved by 12 pieces of wisdom from the late Nelson Mandela.

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The Critics Are Alive...

With the sound of whining. So, a lot of people don’t like Maria von Trapp with a Southern drawl. This rundown of what went right and what went wrong is pretty amusing.

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Gifts for the Explorer In Your Life

Anyone with a sense of adventure and a taste for danger will love these things.

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Are You A '90s Movies Expert?

Prove it with this GIF quiz. I missed one and I swear I misclicked it. Honest!

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Wrap Your Brain Around This

There’s a brand new Reddit page with a stated mission to “Help people achieve mental clarity.” Sounds like a good pursuit. And, while it’s not affiliated with us, we do dig the name. You’ll definitely find some interesting and thought-provoking stuff posted there.

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Caveat Emptor

When you’re paying $750 for an Xbox One on eBay, be sure that what you’re buying is not just a PICTURE of an Xbox One.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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