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Disney Villain Inspirations

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The Fascinating Real-Life Inspirations Behind Disney Villains. Led by, but not limited to, the original Maleficent.
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Meet Boots, a rescue kitten who lost her back paws somewhere. She’s learned to walk downstairs in a handstand position!
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The 100 Most Obsessed-Over People on the Web. A better title would be The 100 Most Fussed-over Living People on Wikipedia.
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This is what the birth of a star looks like. The Hubble Space Telescope captured an image of one about 2,500 light years away.
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UK Education Revamp Leaves US Authors On The Shelf. New book guidelines are limited to authors from Britain or Ireland.
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When Houdini Horse wants a snack, it will take more than a little latch to keep her from getting it. You may as well just store all the hay in her personal stall.
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Here’s A Crash Course In All The Film School, Samurai, And Race Car Influences On Star Wars. Your choice: a seven minute overview or a two-hour in-depth study.
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The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds. Remembering Bunny Yeager, who discovered Bettie Page and had a knack for getting women to take their clothes off.
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5 secrets to making the perfect ice cream sandwich. While you’re at it, make one for me, too.

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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