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Strange and Spooky Islands

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Shipwrecks, Insane Asylums and A Mountain of Garbage

Just a few of the tales from 10 terrifying, mysterious islands.

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Up North

But why not Down North? Or Out North? How did North end up on the top of the map?

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Kid-ing Around

One of the world’s largest toy trade shows is going on right now in NYC. Here are some of the toys being shown off.

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In More Serious NYC Matters

This article tells how former Mayor Ed Koch was marked for death by South American assassins.

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Years Ago, Down By the River

The Second City recently posted this video of Chris Farley in his pre-SNL days performing his iconic Matt “Down By the River” Foley character. The sketch also features Saul Goodman himself, Bob Odenkirk.

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Higgs Explains the Higgs Boson

It’s a quick and easy explanation, in only 90 seconds. I’m still confused.

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Springfields of the World

Here is what The Simpsons sounds like in six other countries.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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