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An Oral History of MST3K

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From the Peanut Gallery

If you love Joel Robinson, Tom Servo, and Crow T. Robot, then you’ll love this oral history of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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Alakazam!

Check out this astounding illusionist on Britain’s Got Talent conjuring birds out of thin air.

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“Some Kind of Writhing, Oversized Ball-Pit Monster”

I love that description of the time Cleveland released 1.5 million helium balloons all at once. The pictures are strangely scary.

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Godzilla, Sort Of

Here is a homemade remake of the Godzilla trailer with matchbox cars, action figures, lots of cardboard and mouth-made sound effects standing in for the real things.

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50 Stops

Check out this list of the one tourist trap you’re missing in each state. Did they get your state’s right?

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Here Comes the Story of the Hurricane

In honor of Rubin Carter’s passing this weekend, here is the first time Bob Dylan ever performed the famous song he wrote about the wrongly-accused boxing champ.

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The Top 10

Check out Stephen Colbert appearing on the show he will take over hosting duties on next year—and delivering the Top 10 list.

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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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