The Best Historical Movies That are Also (Mostly) Accurate

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Paramount Pictures

The Best Historical Movies That are Also (Mostly) Accurate. Each is paired with an alternative that doesn't quite follow the history books.

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Why the Devil Plays the Fiddle. It all began with the sinful pleasure people took in instrumental music.

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The Botulism Outbreak That Gave Rise to America’s Food Safety System. People didn't quite trust canned food when they first encountered it, with good reason.

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8 Insults Made Up of a Noun and a Verb. They may be old, but they are still memorable and cutting.

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America’s Oldest Surviving Roadside Attraction. Lucy the Elephant was built in 1882 in what is now Margate, New Jersey.

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39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way. Like they say: good choices come from experience, and experience comes from bad choices.

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Mexico Won The World Cosplay Summit With Street Fighter II. Their acrobatic performance is spot on.

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12 Secrets of College Admissions Officers. High school students should prepare early to impress them.

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time

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MOLLY RILEY, AFP/Getty Images

19 Performances That Prove Aretha Franklin Was the Greatest of All Time. She was truly the Queen of Soul.

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Feral Children of Myth and Reality. Authenticated cases are rare and often quite sad.

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A Huge Misperception About Sex. Our mistaken view of other people's sex lives may color our attitudes toward them.

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Stop Telling Me to Turn My Brain Off During Movies. A well-made film will engross the viewer even if it doesn't make complete sense.

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Hey Jude” Still Makes Everything “Better, Better, Better.” Fifty years ago this month, the biggest band in the world released their biggest hit.

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How Not to Get Screwed Over by Your Mechanic. Most mechanics are not out to cheat you, but the few that do are enough to scare all of us.

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The Myth of the Soulmate. No one is perfect, but you don't need perfection to find love and a satisfying relationship.

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15 Must-Try Peach Dishes from Around the Country. Better get started if you want to try them all at the peak of the season.

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun

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Bill Ingalls, NASA via Getty Images

How NASA’s Parker Solar Probe Will Touch the Sun. The spacecraft is designed to withstand 2500-degree Fahrenheit temperatures.

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In the 1960s, the U.S. Government Set Off a Pair of Nukes Under Mississippi. The first underground tests were a strange experience for those living above it.

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Inside the Lab Where Spiders Put on Face Paint and Fake Eyelashes (and Termites Wear Capes). For some species, looks can mean the difference between becoming a daddy and becoming dinner.

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Pizza Delivery Man Plays Beethoven for Customers. Let's hope he got a generous tip.

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For Sale: Your Under the Tuscan Sun Fixer-Upper Awaits. A look inside the ruins of an abandoned Italian villa you could purchase.

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What If English Were Phonetically Consistent? Aaron Alon gradually applies consistent pronunciation to vowels until it doesn't sound like English at all.

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The 60 Greatest Capes in Movie History. In no way limited to superheroes, they have graced the shoulders of cinemas's most amazing characters.

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14 Antique Roller Coasters You Can Still Ride. Some are over 100 years old!

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