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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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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler
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Liam Neeson, World's Worst Traveler. The Commuter is the latest of a long line of films in which the action star ruins transportation for everyone.

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Snow Rollers: Nature’s Winter Treat. Snow can naturally form into wheels, carpet rolls, or big boulders.

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A Former Gang Member Explains How Easy It Is to Join a Gang. It offers a sense of belonging when you don't get that at home.

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Hollywood Movies Renamed for Japanese Audiences. Some are funny, and some are better than the English title.

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Ladykillers: Murder Ballads and the Country Women Who Sang Them. The underappreciated who sang about the unacceptable eventually became hidden treasures.

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13 Quick and Easy Breakfasts to Jumpstart Your Winter Mornings. Something new will make the whole day go easier.

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11 Ways Advertisers Make Food Look Delicious. It's much more difficult than you might think.

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How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
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20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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