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The Most Ridiculous Big Ticket Gift Ever

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Fast Company

They Just Play With the Box Anyway

Why buy a kid a giant Christmas gift when they’ll just have more fun playing in the box? Now you can just buy a $500 cardboard box.

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Mascot Matchups

Even if you aren’t a football fan you’ll probably be a fan of these matchup illustrations created by a Pixar animator.

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Now There’s An Idea

CNN presents its list of 10 great ideas. How many of these do you think would work?

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Journalism Is A Joke...

In these films, at least. But I’ll fight anyone that says that Irwin M. Fletcher wasn’t a fabulous reporter.

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It Turns Out Winning Millions Isn’t So Bad

There’s a common perception that some people have that winning a ginormous lottery can actually ruin your life. But is that true?

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Something to Talk About

All this week Vulture has been posting abbreviated oral histories of delightful pop culture kernels. I hope they keep this up.

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The Most Autumn-ish Comfort Food Ever

Someone please make this for me. I’ll be under four blankets on the couch.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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Warner Home Video

25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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