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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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