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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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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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