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The Tetris Diet

Everyone's favorite falling puzzle game might be able to help you lose weight. If you’re looking to do just that, make sure you network with this person.

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M-A-R-A-T-H-O-N

The competitors at this spelling bee were so T-R-E-M-E-N-D-O-U-S and P-R-O-D-I-G-I-O-U-S that the judges ran out of words. I also just love that this entire article is made of nothing more than definitions.

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Little Mistake, Huge Result

The next time you make a very small, seemingly insignificant error, just be glad it didn’t lead to a World War. Check out these tiny flubs that had huge historical ramifications.

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Wish You Were Here

Cracked gathered 11 of the most absurd and disturbing memorials and tourist attractions around the world.

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The Holy Steal

The Pope recently admitted that he once stole something off of the body of a dead priest.

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On the Tracks

Do you love to write? Do you love to travel? Maybe you should apply for Amtrak’s Writer’s Residency.

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New CliffsNotes: What is Crimea?

What exactly is going on in Ukraine?

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Business Is A Cat Eat Cat World

Experience it through the eyes of Business Cat.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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