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Pasta Behind the Scenes

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Take an illustrated, virtual trip to Italy and the home of the world’s largest pasta producer.

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Would you rather fight a hundred duck-sized horses or a single horse-sized duck? Arnold Schwarzenegger has the answer to this one.

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Given the chance, who wouldn’t want to sing a duet with Billy Joel? Jimmy Fallon, late-night TV host and very lucky man, will have to stand in for all of us.

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The winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards have captured the spirit of people and places across the globe, with a few elephants and orangutans thrown in for fun.

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Even animals are subject to a foreign language barrier—except, for some reason, cats.

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Yes, it was an act of criminal trespass, but it is at least a little bit impressive that a 16-year-old managed to sneak his way to the top of the 1776-foot-tall Freedom Tower.

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On Spike Aerospace’s “windowless supersonic business jets” of the future, every seat is a window seat. Passengers will finally get to enjoy the mid-air view as they fly high above the clouds—never mind the cabin pressure.

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Afraid to delve into the world of stinky cheeses? Fear no more.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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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 term 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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