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Sound Effects Gone Wrong

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In a skit called “Sound Effects” on Whose Line Is It Anyway, the audience participants have no clue what they’re supposed to do. Which makes it much funnier than if it had gone as planned.
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The U.S. military actually made a zombie apocalypse training manual. The real mystery is who the code word “zombie” actually refers to.
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Watch This Fearless Cat Save A Boy From A Vicious Dog Attack. Four-year-old Jeremy got ten stitches, but it could have been much worse.
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Here’s A Ranking Of The Richest Superheroes. Their wealth is estimated because they’re, you know, fictional.
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26 Facts You Might Not Know about Dragnet. Joe Friday has been in the public consciousness for 65 years now.
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Over 200 are confirmed dead and more missing in a mining accident in Turkey. Here’s how that compares to the worst mining accidents ever.
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When I referred to John Green as a rockstar yesterday, I did not realize how right I was. The audience reaction to Green and his movie was like a 1964 Beatles concert.
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The 5 Most Heinous Crimes George Lucas Has Committed Against Star Wars. I can honestly think of a few more.
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The painstaking beauty of Scotland's Harris Tweed. The process, from sheep to fabric, is told in pictures.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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