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A 1970s Guide to Surviving A Nuke

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Yeah, that should do it. I’m always amazed by old films describing to people how to survive a nuclear attack. This one is a British film from the 1970s. Especially entertaining are the makeshift forts they show built starting at the 15:07 mark. What could go wrong?

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Drawn Into An International Situation

As a father, I know that little kids' drawings are one of the best things ever. Of course, I’ve never had one of my son’s strand me in a foreign country.

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Focusing or Necrosing?

A court in India will be ruling on whether a Hindu spiritual leader is in a really, really incredibly deep meditative state… or dead.

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Holy...

Check out this video of a man climbing to the top of the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro.

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No Last Call

What would you pay for unlimited beer for life?

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Star Wars Citations

Watch an annotated version of Star Wars to find out from where George Lucas drew inspiration.

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RIP: Ann B. Davis

In honor of her passing, let’s take a look back at six secrets from The Brady Bunch vault.

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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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