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Quiet That Drives You Crazy

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Crazy Quiet

Next time my sons are screaming at the top of their lungs, I will just sit back and thank them for keeping me sane. This room is so quiet that you can hear your own heart beating.

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Everyday Deadly

These foods are very common and seemingly quite benign, but each of them can also kill you. It turns out an apple can kill you, even if it wasn’t given to you by an evil Queen.

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The Internet Has Everything

You can even buy a completely fake employment history.

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Clubber Lan-Go

I wish these 1980s LEGO figures were real.

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RIP: My Productivity

This iPad game looks extremely addictive. I must find out for sure.

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Fred Flintstone Wouldn’t Lie To Me

A new study says that multivitamins are pretty much useless.

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Holy Awesome Tagging, Batman

Check out the incredible Dark Knight-themed graffiti inside this vacant building in Belgium.

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Give Credit Where Credit’s Due

Shia LeBeouf has admitted to ripping off the idea for his new short film from a very well known graphic artist. And he may have plagiarized his apology, too. What the...?

Here are four famous cases of plagiarism and the some famous comedians accused of stealing material.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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