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The World's Worst Taxidermy

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The Worst Taxidermy Ever

If real animals actually looked like this I would never leave my house again.

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The Olden Days

The people of the past did some really wacky things, huh? These photographs prove it.

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Do You Know Why I Pulled You Over Today?

These people were stopped by the police, and they loved it.

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Why is Cap’n Crunch Looking Down At Me?

Learn about the psychology of cereal and how they hone directly in on children.

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Sand Art

If you’ve ever tried building a sand castle, you know how difficult it can be. Now check out these astounding sand sculptures and feel bad about yourself.

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Always Be Prepared

You may never get kidnapped and tied up with zip ties, but just in case you do. Because you never know.

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Goodbye Dave

Now that the Jay Leno farewell has completely left our collective attention, it’s time for us to start preparing to say goodbye to the other late night stalwart, David Letterman.

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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