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Welcome to Sealand

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Welcome to Sealand: a Sovereign Nation. Fifty citizens call the tiny platform in the North Sea home, even if they don’t live there.
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Completely Unsolicited Advice on How to Give an Acceptable Oscar Speech. All you need to do is study Emma Thompson.
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Watch The Lowest Scoring Super Mario Bros. Speedrun Ever. That takes a special set of skills and time to learn.
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Propeller Island City Lodge is not what you would call a normal hotel. Each room is different -and some are just bizarre.
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These Things You Do Every Day Have Changed The English Language As We Know It. And not always for the better.
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Can You Identify The U.S. States By Their Outlines? Why, yes I can, all 15 of them.
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This Is Why It Was So Insanely Cold Last Month. An animation shows how the polar vortex is out to get you.
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Watch Brian Williams unwittingly perform 'Rappers Delight' on The Tonight Show. The editor of this should get some kind of award.
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10 Artists Who Work in Trees. Meaning, they make artworks out of trees.

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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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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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