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Your Comprehensive Guide To Everything That’s Going Impossibly Wrong At The Sochi Winter Olympics. Toilet problems are nothing compared to worrying about getting out alive.
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Don’t You Dare Call Russians Thin-Skinned! Criticism of the Sochi Olympics doesn’t go over well in a land where taking offense is a national pastime.
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An Internet guide to Olympic figure skating fandom. The key word to remember is “drama.”
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A powerful Scotch whisky ad from South Africa wins a gold star from me. You may feel touched by it, but the ending is a real kicker.
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27 Weird And Creepy Vintage Valentine’s Day Cards. Are these meant as double entendres, or is it just your dirty mind?
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Watch a toddler experience rain for the first time. No fear, just infectious joy that will brighten your day.
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How did Americans manage to lose $119 billion gambling last year? Here are five reasons, which may work in combination to get people hooked.
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Today marks seven years since I began working at mental_floss. Here is the very first list I posted.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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