Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Japanese Folklore Has a Monster for Everyone

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Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

From Whimsical to Utterly Terrifying, Japanese Folklore has a Monster for Everyone. Even mundane household objects can haunt your dreams.

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How Jurassic Park Made History 25 Years Ago, Propelling Computer-Generated Animation Forward. It was the first time human actors interacted with CGI characters.

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Mr. Rogers Had a Simple Set of Rules for Talking to Children. He went over every line in a script, consulted with childhood experts, and even re-shot dialogue that he later found troubling from a child's point of view.

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Smoky the 4-Pound Military Dog. How did a Yorkshire Terrier come to be in a foxhole in New Guinea in 1944?

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Let’s Revisit Anthony Bourdain’s Hilariously Disastrous Trip To Romania. He went along for the ride, but wouldn't buy into a fake tourist experience.

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Every State, Ranked by How Miserable Its Summers Are. Is your state unbearably hot and humid, or just unbearably hot?

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Americans are Absurdly Overworked. Retirement prospects are dire for everyone, but Millennials are handicapped at the starting line.

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The German Teens Who Rebelled Against Hitler. The Edelweiss Pirates and the Swing Youth were non-conforming when such behavior was a deadly risk.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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