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The Inspiration For the Film Up

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Tear Up

This woman may very well have been the inspiration for the film Up.

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How the Other Half Drives

Check out some of the most ridiculous luxury car features. They have everything short of an oil slick and rocket boosters.

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The Sincerest Form of Flattery

The Parthenon in Nashville. London’s Tower Bridge of China. The other White House. If you can’t make it to see the world’s great statues and buildings, maybe you can make it to see their curious replicas instead.

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Free Books!

You may have woken up yesterday to the news that you were given free money from Amazon. Here is why that happened and what you could spend it on.

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In the Future…

There will be so many robots that a lot of them will be bored suburban dwellers.

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March 26, 1997: Heaven’s Gate

The bodies of 39 members of the Heaven’s Gate cult were found on this day 17 years ago. You probably remember hearing that story. Here are four other cults that you may not have heard about.

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Oh, Dad

I love this shamelessly-corny dad joke.

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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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