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Why Skiing and Shooting?

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What's With the Biathlon?

If you saw the Biathlon at the Olympics this week, you were likely wondering why skiing and rifle shooting were ever combined into a single event. Well, there’s a reason.

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I’ll Walk, Thank You

You might have thought twice about taking the New York City subway back in the early '80s.

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Or, Better Yet, Ride A Bike

Maybe you can use one of the world's weirdest bikes.

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First Trip Through the Neighborhood

The first color episode of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered 45 years ago today. Check out the recap and some pics. That dude always could rock a cardigan.

He was one very wise man.

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Playing in the Backyard

This family doesn’t care for backyard football. They built a luge track out of snow. Coolest (and most insane?) parents ever.

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Do You Remember?

Is it really possible to implant false memories into the mind of other people?

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Is That A Drum Set In Your Pants or…

Oh, it is a drum set in your pants? Wow, that’s awesome. I need to get Drum Pants, so that anytime someone makes a bad joke near me, I can just do this.

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The Real King of Late Night

There has been a lot of talk lately about The Tonight Show. If you never had a chance to watch Johnny Carson host that show, you might want to watch this excellent American Masters episode about his life and career. It’s long but worth it.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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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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