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Star Wars Movie Trivia

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58 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About The Star Wars Movies. Unless, of course, you’ve spent your life reading about the Star Wars movies.
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Swiss photographer Marie Rime uses board game pieces as an art medium. Check out a series of stunning masks made from them.
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Vladimir Putin played in an exhibition hockey game and scored six goals. The opposing team’s defense was a bit weak, because they know what’s good for them.
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Watch A Cop Nearly Get Flattened By A Falling Tree In This Jaw-Dropping Dashcam Video. He probably regrets pulling over that car at that location.
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10 Words Every Book Lover Should Know. You might want to use them to describe yourself someday.
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How Large-Scale Solar Power Can Reduce Pressure On Farm Land. There are a lot of ways to use solar farms for more than one purpose.
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An auctioneer can be loud, fast, or unintelligible, but what relays matters is: Can he keep a steady rhythm?
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How Famines Make Future Generations Fat. Children conceived by starving mothers respond by changing their bodies’ metabolisms -for the rest of their lives.
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A foolproof guide to removing food stains. Worth printing out and taping to your laundry room wall.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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