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“You Ever Dance With the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

Can you believe that this year marks 25 years since Jack Nicholson’s Joker terrorized Gotham City? Metafilter has put together an incredible groups of links to stories, documentaries, trivia and retrospectives on the film that reinvented the Dark Knight on the silver screen.

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Man in the Middle

Read the odd tale of Jacques-André Istel, who resides (according to him) at the center of the Earth.

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Inside the Sled

In case the last few days made you wonder, here’s what the inside of a bobsled looks like.

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Got A Case of the Mondays?

How did Bill Lumbergh and the rest of the staff at Initech influence how people think about work?

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Little Bit of Awesome

Check out these movies boiled down into 8-bit GIFs.

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And It Is Definitely A Delight

Jimmy Fallon has a habit of turning NBC News anchor Brian Williams into a rapper. This time, Fallon had Williams and NBC colleague Lester Holt doing "Rapper’s Delight," and it's probably the best version yet.

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Homespun Wisdom

Not all of the old wives’ tales are nonsensical. These bits of folksy wisdom are actually true.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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