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All That Is Interesting

Odd Old Ads

All That Is Interesting
All That Is Interesting

Things Have Changed

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I Am Programmed To Tell You That You Stink

You thought robots were all supposed to be subservient butlers? These robots all make fun of you.

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Pay the Teller

The silent half of the famous illusionist duo Penn & Teller just won a landmark lawsuit against another performer for stealing his magic trick.

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Another Trick

Who owns and stocks this old vending machine?

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From Your Childhood

Here are 10 obscure Muppet TV specials and a preview of the new 3D computer animated Peanuts film.

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‘Toon TV

Seth Meyers recently used his new show to put on live stage adaptations of New Yorker cartoons.

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Why Sports Matter

You should really read this amazing biography of Michigan State player Adreian Payne. He’s overcome an incredible amount in his life and has had an unbelievable impact on one very ill eight-year old little girl.

Also: On the opposite end of the spectrum, sports are also notable because they caused the President of a major university to do this.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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Lucasfilm

How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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iStock

17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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