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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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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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