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Digging For E.T.

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E.T. Landfill Home

The world may soon finally know if a New Mexico landfill is the final resting place of a bunch of E.T. Atari cartridges. The people demand to know.

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Worth Way More Than 1000 Words

Every one of these photographs is endlessly fascinating and illustrate just how much things have (or haven’t) changed.

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Lego My Coffee

After seeing this, why would you ever drink your coffee out of any other kind of mug?

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History in the Hoosier State

The home of a 91-year-old Indianapolis man has been raided by the FBI. Inside was an amazing collection of cultural artifacts from all over the world—some of which seem to have been ill-gotten.

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The Brief Bard

If your main issue with the works of Shakespeare is that they are too long, then you’ll really enjoy each of his plays being boiled down to a three-panel comic strip.

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Change the Way You Look At the World

Stare at this disorienting video for a minute and your entire world will change.

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Dave

Relive David Letterman’s six most iconic interviews. Then , check out this very old Today show segment on weathermen starting at the 3:40 mark to see Letterman in his days as an Indiana weather prognosticator.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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