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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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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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