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Football Photos from 100 Years Ago

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A look back at the rugged elegance of football before primetime. Photographs of what college football was 100 years ago.
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The 10 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows We’ve Had To Suffer Through. Remember these to lower your expectations for Sunday’s show.
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Amidst the traffic jam in Atlanta that trapped some people overnight, many took it upon themselves to help out. Here are 13 stories of true Southern hospitality.
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A State-By-State Look At The Future Of Legal Marijuana. Legalize it, and you, too, might send a team to the Super Bowl.
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Gorgeous, Digitally Manipulated X-Ray Photographs of Animals and Flowers. Arie van’t Riet’s artworks will make you long for spring.
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This Is What It Looks Like When An Enormous Boulder Nearly Crashes Through Your House. We hope you never have an occasion to need to recognize it again.
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250 Million School Age Kids Can't Read. More children are going to school worldwide, but with crowded classes and untrained teachers, they’re not getting enough out of it.
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College football players are looking to unionize. The powerful NCAA is determined to make sure that doesn’t happen.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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