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Police Academy Turns 30

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10 Things You Might Not Know About Police Academy On Its 30th Anniversary. It’s been a long time, but these trivial facts will bring it all back.
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Artists Pay Tribute to the Work of Stephen King in Exhibition ‘King for a Day.’ How many scary memories can you stuff into one work?
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12 Totally Bizarre, Gross Remedies From Old Medical Texts. The threat of having to be treated with these is enough to make you stop complaining about whatever ails you.
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Kevin Bacon Busts a Move on The Tonight Show. Thirty years later, the 55-year-old actor can still cut Footloose.
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99 Clever Ways To Transform A Boring Dresser. And you’ll still be able to get $10 out of it at a yard sale later.
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This Cheetah Knows How To Make A Dramatic Entry. He may be an apex predator, but he’s as curious as a house cat when a car drives up.
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A baby moose got his hooves stuck in a fence. He seemed to be pretty pleased -and grateful- to be set free.
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How a Thumb-Sized Gauge Is Revolutionizing Traumatic Brain Injuries. We couldn’t use it if all wars stopped today, but that would be a welcome tradeoff.
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How to upgrade your mac and cheese. Comfort food can go gourmet, with a little tweaking.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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