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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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