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Rare Footage From Action Park

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You’ve read about the terrifying rides at the notorious Action Park amusement park in New Jersey. Now you can check out this rare footage of people riding the legendary looping tube slide.

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Through the Open Door

The movies would have you believe that when a plane door is opened in mid-flight that everything inside the plane is instantly sucked straight out of the plane in one single instant. Popular Mechanics explores what would really happen.

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Easter for Eggheads

These Easter eggs are totally nerdtastic.

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Short on Time?

Skip Wikipedia and just read TL;DR Wikipedia.

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The Search For Answers

Check out 10 baffling unsolved mysteries.

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Held Hostage

This man has been imprisoned in Texas for the last 33 years without a conviction.

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Euphegenia Returns

Robin Williams seems set to return in a sequel to 1993’s Mrs. Doubtfire.

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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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