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The words dished out to finalists in this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee were no joke. Can you do as well as the contestants did?

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Controversial opinion: is Batman not as great as everyone thinks he is? Discuss. 

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Some will find this trivial, but the nitpickiest among us may feel a tiny, smug thrill that the New York Times had a typo in one of its front-page headlines. 

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Warning: this 20-minute supercut of every single time Nicolas Cage has laughed in a movie may be too much for some to handle. Proceed with caution. 

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The cast of The Wonder Years reunited, and they all seem very happy. 

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Ballet isn't for wimps, and the dancers of the Washington Ballet are here to prove it by demonstrating the most difficult moves in their repertoire. Do not try this at home.

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For such a small country, Belarus seems to have an outsize determination to recognize each of its citizens who is the "best" at something: being a policeman, being a milkmaid, or simply being a young couple in love

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Whether or not the sunrise and sunset in New Zealand really are better than everywhere else, this time-lapse video sure makes it seem that way.

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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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2017 College Football Preview
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Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

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The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

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The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

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Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

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The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

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5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

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This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

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