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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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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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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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