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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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