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Swimming With Sharks

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In the Tank

Mark Cuban explains what happens during the filming of Shark Tank.

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I Gotta Get Me Some of Those Internets

Check out David Gregory’s report from 1994 about the World Wide Web.

Also: In case you didn’t know, David Gregory really likes to dance. Check out the spin.

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The Brain Purge

The human brain intentionally discards certain memories in order to keep itself quick and sane.

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Speaking of Your Brain

Don’t dwell on these paradoxes for too long or your brain may very well explode.

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The Magic Is In You

Check out Stephen King’s top 20 rules for writers. If you like this, his book On Writing is a good one, too.

Also: Could you read like this?

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And I Would Walk 3000 Miles

This man walked across China and when he was done he looked considerably different. His feet probably hurt, too.

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Something Something Something Something Something Macarena, Ohhhh Macarena

Read the translations of five hit songs and find out what you’ve been singing all this time.

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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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