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When The Net Was New

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Use Your Old Buddy the Internet…

To take a trip down memory lane to when the Internet was new and still mindblowing.

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And Before the Internet There Was…

The much slower communication medium known as the message in a bottle. You remember, Sting sang about them once. He hopes you got that. Anyways, a bottled letter tossed into the sea 54 years ago has just been found.

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I Know You’re Not Supposed To Do This…

But if you judge just by the covers these books are great.

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For Those With A Fake Deathwish

Here’s a helpful guide to faking your death. And here are 11 people who read their own obituaries.

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I Give This A 10

Ever wondered how Nielsen ratings work? This article explains that, and why they will always be wrong.

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2014 on TV

It’s obviously a bit premature to do a best of 2014 television list. But I bet 12 months from now, when people do write that list, these 10 moments will be on there.

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Pop Culture Resolutions

If these New Year’s resolutions were adopted, our pop culture lives would be greatly improved.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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