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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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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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