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Really Odd Interview Questions

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Can’t You Just Ask About My Strengths and Weaknesses?

If you have a job interview coming up you’d better be prepared to espouse your beliefs about Bigfoot, estimate how many snow shovels were sold in the U.S. last year, and respond to a wide variety of other harebrained topics.

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The Führer’s Throne

How did Hitler’s toilet end up in New Jersey?

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Game On

One of the Nintendo cartridges featured in this post on extremely expensive video games has hit the auction market. Who wants it?

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“They Say Go and Then They All Just Fall Into A Pile”

That is literally what my mom says when you ask her to explain how football works. If you’re like her and just don’t get what’s happening, this video will help. But get going. You only have nine days until the Super Bowl.

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Get Cookin’

In this simple illustrated video, Michael Pollan explains why you should get out of the drive-thru and into the kitchen.

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Read to Your Inner 'Tween

Just because something is billed as Young Adult fiction doesn’t mean an adult can’t and shouldn’t read it. Here are 25 great books you should read no matter how old you are.

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If You Like Taking Our Surveys and Possibly Winning Things...

...this link's for you.

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Today’s Grab Bag Link

Try to find your way through this one.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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