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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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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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