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76,897 Kinds of Movies

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Netflix’s oddly specific recommendation categories span 76,897 micro-genres in total. This random sub-category generator can produce even more combinations from existing keywords, but there may not be too many films that fit the “Polish Mid-Life-Crisis Imaginative Satires” or “Gangster Love Triangle Animation” labels.

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Science may be able to solve the mystery of why dogs poop so weirdly.

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1984 was a great year for movies.

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…whereas 2013 was a great year for independent videogames.

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The fields of physics, biology, mathematics, chemistry, and psychology have given us revolutionary scientific developments, as well as some pretty good, nerdy jokes.

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Rumors of Facebook’s demise in the eyes of teenagers have been greatly exaggerated.

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The Marvel franchise is going ahead with a TV series starring Captain America’s Agent Hayley Carter. Watch out, 007: you’re not the only British spy we’re rooting for anymore.

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Instead of half-heartedly committing a New Year's resolution that will be broken by February, try a peacock vow.

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20th Century Fox
How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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Universal Pictures
Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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