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The 1973 Radio Shack Catalog

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Stuff At the Shack

This Radio Shack catalog from 1973 is a treasure trove of technical marvels. The label maker is really cool and futuristic, but I personally want the home lie detector kit. It’s great for parties.

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Be Smart With Your Heart

A few of the adorable Dumb Ways to Die characters are back for a brief Valentine’s Day cameo.

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O, R They?

Check out 30 things learned by watching Wes Anderson’s Rushmore Blue-Ray commentary.

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An App For That: Going On the Road

This app will let you recreate Jack Kerouac’s trek.

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This Is Somewhat Topical

He’s Russian. He plays a winter sport. You get it. In this video Alex Ovechkin shows off his remarkable accuracy.

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Alright, Let’s Get This Over With

Here are 26 of Hollywood’s most romantic movie moments in rapid succession. It’s only 90 seconds.

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For Your Lazy Day Off

If you have Monday off, why not sit around and watch an entire TV series start to finish? Here are a bunch of great, but short-lived series you can start and finish that day.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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