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It Burns So Good

Here’s why you love Sriracha.

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Blue Bloods of the Sea

If you’ve ever received an injection from a doctor, the chances are you’ve benefitted from a sea creature with “a hidden chemical superpower”. Check out how horseshoe crabs have changed medical science.

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Rockin’ in the U-S-A

Here is the favorite band of each of the 50 states.

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The Man’s Middle Name is Hellion. Seriously.

Crispin Glover (George McFly, Bartleby, the most frightening Letterman guest ever) recently did a Reddit AMA where he shared a bunch of interesting insights and a talk show appearance where he discussed his disappointment at the ending of Back to the Future.

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Penny For Your Thoughts

Or maybe it takes 11 fake plastic pennies for your thoughts. It’s tough to tell because the fake money market is really volatile

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Timing Is Everything

Here are 50 photographs taken at the exact right moment.

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OK, So We’ll Leave This One Out of the Next Winter Olympics

These guys put on their Speedos, swim caps and goggles and were all ready for some snow swimming. It turns out that can get pretty cold.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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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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