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April Fools' Day

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The Best April Fools’ Pranks Ever. A few classic -and very public- stunts that some folks actually fell for.
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Five Things You Shouldn’t Do On Social Media On April Fool’s Day. You might want to just avoid posting anything at all for 24 hours.
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Gmail starts April Fools' Day with an invitation to send selfies as the background to all your gmail. Some people are disappointed that it’s not a real feature.
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Baratheon and beyond: 15 absolutely horrible child rulers. Let’s be grateful that these powerful brats are all fictional.
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15 Courses That Should Be Taught In College. In a perfect world, junior high and high school students should learn these things from their parents.
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J.R.R. Tolkien’s life and how it influenced The Lord of The Rings.
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New Study Says Doctors Can’t “Just Say No” to Their Patients. But who should decide what drugs a patient gets: the doctor, the patient, the drug companies, or the FDA?
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Looking for the most economical way to go to a Major League baseball game? Much of what you spend depends on what team you root for.
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Great Moments in April Fool's Day Online. Don't fall for these again this year.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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