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The History of Hadouken!

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Hadouken!!!

If you were a fan of Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li and the rest of the gang from the iconic Street Fighter II, then you’ll love this oral history of the game.

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The Shot You Shoot Into the Shot

This oversized syringe-like contraption is used to inject a bunch of tiny sponges into a gunshot wound to stop the bleeding. This is pretty amazing.

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Too Soon?

Science explains that there’s a sweet spot when it comes to joking about tragedy.

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The Best of SNL

Rolling Stone has put together a list of the 50 best sketches in the history of Saturday Night Live. Do you agree with it? What should have made the cut and what should have been left off?

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A-B-C-D-F?

Why does the grading scale skip over the letter “E”?

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It’s Almost Too Easy

Want to pull off the perfect crime? Read up.

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But Just In Case You Get Pinched

The perfect crime is probably tougher than you think, though. So if you’re going to attempt it, you should go ahead and start learning these prison slang terms now.

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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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