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Weaponized Bunnies

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Bacteria That Breed Like Bunnies

Are terrorists planning to use cute, cuddly bunny rabbits as malicious, furry weapons? Here is the reality of weaponizing a rabbit.

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Dinosaurs Are Tough Pets to Have

But there are upsides, too. Let this infographic of the pros and cons help you decide if dino ownership is right for you.

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M.C. Johnny Gilbert

There have been many hilarious moments in the history of Jeopardy, but perhaps none better than 89-year old announcer Johnny Gilbert singing modern pop lyrics.

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After the Flame Goes Out

Check the ruins of Olympic Games of the past, left sitting to rot and be forgotten.

Also: A lot of the Olympic events were rather boring, in my opinion. They just didn’t have enough Mario Kart involved.

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Jumping Through Loops to Entertain You

Well, not jumping. Running. This man is a human racecar.

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The Baby Wolf of Wall Street

Check out little kids reenacting some of this year’s Oscar nominated films. it’s fantastic.

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DIY: Etch-A-Sketch

If you want to embrace nostalgia, but you’re a do-it-yourself kind of person, this post can help.

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Where Did That Tuna Come From?
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Why You Should Care About Where Your Tuna Comes From. Pollutants are not the same across the globe.

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A Demonstration of How Water Acts in Space. Watch an astronaut blow fruit punch like bubble gum.

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I Wore A Mars Space Suit And It Was Exhausting. Living in an inhospitable atmosphere will be no walk in the park.

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John Ballou Newbrough's Orphan Utopia. His new Faithist religion was dictated by angels in the 1880s.

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How to Spot a Fake Viral Video. Begin with the idea that not every recording is true to life.

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The Bloody, Exhilarating Bonnie and Clyde Broke Taboos When it Hit Screens 50 Years Ago. It was historical fiction, yet resonated with the counterculture.

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The Game of Thrones Characters Need to Hang Out More. Battles and special effects are nice, but dialogue is where the show really shines.

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How WWII Saved The Great Gatsby From Obscurity. It took almost 20 years for the book to become a hit.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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