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How Frozen Killed Prince Charming

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Girls on Film: How Frozen killed Prince Charming. Little girls should know that there's more to a man than good looks and royal titles.
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50 Highly Anticipated Films At The 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Let's hope all this creativity leads to some fresh ideas at our local theaters.
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Get to Know the 2014 Oscar-Nominated Short Films. Watch the trailers and read about the documentary, animated, and live action short nominees.
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A Zombie-fighter is Zombie Pranked. The gang from The Walking Dead flew a teenager to Tokyo to pull a prank on cast member Norman Reedus.
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The water ban in West Virginia has been lifted -except for pregnant women. Meanwhile, the company that spilled the chemicals has filed for bankruptcy.
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Your Favorite Comedian Might Have Psychotic Traits. Thinking outside the box, after all, got a lot of creatives committed to asylums throughout history.
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Kids are a mixture of youth and insanity. Here are 38 pictures to prove it.
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Dystopias Aren't Just Great Literary Fun, They're Excellent Social Barometers. Cautionary tales are best read in the context for which they were written.
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In 1945, Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda was told to stay on Lubang Island and defend it from the Allies. He took his orders seriously -for 29 years.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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