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The Greening of the River

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50,000 people gathered Saturday morning to watch the Chicago River being dyed green. It was the perfect backdrop for the St. Patrick's Day parade.
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25 Things You Didn’t Know About The Godfather. Like, did you realize that this movie is now 42 years old?
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In Defense Of The 'Impractical' English Major. You may not find a job in your specific field, but it will help with whatever you end up doing.
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The March Madness Teams to Cheer If Yours Got Bounced. It’s like a short course on who’s still playing basketball at this point.
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Kids are the purest form of insanity. Here are 33 pictures that prove it’s so.
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This dog is not allowed on the bed. Let's see what happens when the person who made that rule is gone!
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Game of Thrones returns next month. To get you ready, here’s a 25-minute recap of season three to remind you why you can’t wait.
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14 decadent chocolate cakes you'll want to make immediately. Or give the recipes to someone who’ll share the results with you.
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The Adventures of St. Patrick. The real story is more epic than green beer and leprechauns.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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