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The ultimate guide to Game of Thrones conspiracy theories. Everyone’s got it figured out -in many different ways.
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12 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Field Of Dreams On Its 25th Anniversary. Would there be no crying in baseball if Tom Hanks had played the lead?
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The Definitive Ranking Of The 102 Best Animated Disney Songs. I don’t know how definitive it can be when they decide “The Circle of Life” or any Tarzan song must be excluded.
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30 Crazy Things You Didn’t Know About Sleep. A six-minute nap can improve your memory, but who ever heard of a six-minute nap?
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Watch a bonobo start a fire and then toast marshmallows. Smokey the Bear better be on alert when she teaches her friends to do the same.
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Hollywood’s worst medical errors. If you suspend disbelief to enjoy a show, it’s not so bad, but don’t rely on medical knowledge from TV dramas.
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When a TV network sends out a broadcast signal that TV antennas can catch free of charge, is it copyright infringement for a company to pick up the signal and resell it? Or would that be just renting out an antenna service?
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10 Pop Culture Elephants (Plus 4 Reasonable Facsimiles). Which pachyderm is your favorite?

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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
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Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events
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Mark Your Calendars for These 2018 Space Events, Astronomy Fans. The heavens are going to put on quite a show.

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Do Audio Books Count As Reading? A visually-impaired writer shares the joy and shame of listening to books.

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Why Hobbies Make You Happy. We need to define ourselves as more than how we earn a living.

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This Optical Illusion Is Just Four Blinking Dots And It's Still Breaking Our Brains. Are they jumping up and down, moving from side to side, or spinning in a circle?

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Lucrative Lemons and Oranges in Sicily. A scholarly article traces the rise of the Mafia to the discovery that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.

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Weird Beauty Hacks of Yesteryear. The drive to be attractive sent us down some strange and desperate paths.

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Eighteen Species of Tweezer-Faced, Spider-Slaying Pelican Spiders Discovered in Madagascar. Their misshapen heads act like salad tongs to seize their prey.

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Where the Mind's Eye Can't See. Exploring the very real limits of human imagination.

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