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Rob Ford Celebrates Gold

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Canadians (including Rob Ford) celebrate hockey gold.

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There are currently 25 active interplanetary space missions, some of them launched as long ago as 1977. Where are they now?

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“Couple has passive-aggressive argument in restaurant” would make for a snoozefest of a short film, but sketch comedy troupe POYKPAC puts a clever twist on the premise by requiring their characters to speak only in movie titles—154 of them in a row, to be exact.

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Even when they’re trying their hardest to sell a house, homeowners and realtors still frequently succumb to the temptation of including photos that have nothing to do with real estate—say, of their cat, their nearest ice cream cart, some nice ducks, or themselves.

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The Jamaican bobsled team, those beloved Olympic underdogs, didn’t do so well in competition, but they do have a delightful new theme song, simply and appropriately called “The Bobsled Song,” with an entertaining 8-bit music video to match.

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How often does someone in the U.S. get a tattoo? How often does a bald eagle catch a fish? How often does a Sagittarius named Amelia drink a soda? According to a recent XKCD comic, probably more often than you’d think.

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Shower thoughts—those flashes of insight that only seem to come when alone and sudsy—are some of the most profound thoughts.

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There’s a lot of junk on eBay, but some careful searching has unearthed some authentic—if bizarre—movie props for sale to the savvy, film-loving bidder, including just one of Doc Ock’s tentacles from Spider-Man 2.

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Can you guess the book from its Library of Congress-designated keywords?

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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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