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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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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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The Dancing Horses of Vienna
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Lipizzans: The Dancing Horses of Vienna. They almost did not survive World War II.

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14 Netflix Hacks That Will Change the Way You Stream. Some tricks for getting the most enjoyment for your $7.99 a month.

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This is Why You Spend So Much Time Waiting at the ER. You can shorten that time by bleeding profusely.

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6 Throwaway Jokes That Ended Up Predicting Huge Plot Twists. It's almost like Hollywood is searching anywhere for new ideas.

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How the Guy Who Played Jar Jar Binks Survived the Fandom Menace. Ahmed Best landed the role of a lifetime and spent years paying the price.

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Pushing Buttons: In Our Divided America, Political Pinbacks Give Anyone a Voice. John Aisthorpe has been collecting pins since the Vietnam War era, and tells us the stories behind some of them.

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How Many United States Have You Visited? Make your own map to show others how many states you've seen at the Maploco Visited States Generator

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15 Behind-the-Scenes Secrets of Pool Lifeguards. They do a lot more than sit and watch swimmers. 

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