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Why We Cry

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Tearing Up

In this episode of SciShow, Hank Green explains our tears.

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She Built A Nice Life

Rachel Giordano was only a few years old when she appeared in a popular Lego print ad. After the ad gained new attention recently online, she was tracked down. See what she’s doing now.

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Just Like In the Movies

Every line of dialog in this short film is also the name of a movie.

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Be the Goat

I’m not referring to the acronym that stands for “Greatest of all time.” No, I’m referring to an actual goat. This game will make it happen.

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It Wasn’t That Much Pain and Suffering

A group of people sued over the emotional distress caused by Michael Jackson’s death, and they actually won. But they didn’t win much.

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Well That’s Embarrassing

The only thing more embarrassing than being embarrassed is paying to be embarrassed. These products cost money, and then humiliate you. Although, I know someone who swears by number eight.

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It Flaps No More

Here’s the complete story of the all-too-short life of Flappy Bird. And here are 10 other games that could help you fill the void.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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