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Flickr user Chris Grabert
Flickr user Chris Grabert

Your Own Amusement Park

Flickr user Chris Grabert
Flickr user Chris Grabert

There’s a German amusement park up for sale on eBay, but be warned: it’s long abandoned and very, very creepy.

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The Academy Awards are this weekend, and most moviegoers will have formed their opinions already, but how much does anyone know about the Oscar—the gold statuette handed to the lucky winners—itself?

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The satisfaction of finding a dog’s itchy spot can bring pleasure to both owner and pet, but no one enjoys a head massage more than this blissed-out husky.

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This painstakingly assembled supercut of “1001 Movies to See Before You Die” (plus 215 extra) was a labor of love that took its creator an entire year to put together, and is worth watching more than once.

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Oenophiles, the announcement you’ve been waiting for: pending further research, it may be that red wine possesses cancer-fighting properties.

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With the British Art Fund’s “Edible Masterpieces” collection, you can have your art and eat it, too.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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