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The Shawshank Money Machine

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Crime Pays

Doesn’t it seem like The Shawshank Redemption is always on TV? That’s because it is, and it’s still making good money for the studio and the actors who appeared in it.

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He Gave His Heart to Acting

Yahoo! Movies interviews the man who had his heart ripped from his chest in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.

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Food Fights

Here are some of the most controversial foods on Earth.

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The Show Must Go On

The AV Club counts down 16 television series that continued even when a major cast member passed away.

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Written in the Stars

Will England win the World Cup? Stephen Hawking explores.

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Quite A Ride

You’ve got to take a look at this video of Verrückt, the world’s tallest water slide. The opening of it at Kansas City’s Schlitterbahn Waterpark has been delayed because, well, probably because this thing looks like a death machine. I’ve been skydiving and I might still chicken out of riding this.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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