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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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The Last Solar Eclipse
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The Last Solar Eclipse. There will come a time when the moon is too far away to produce a solar eclipse.

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Nebraska's Fearless Maid. How Minnie Freeman saved her students during the blizzard of 1888.

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Confessions of a Costume Curator. Historic garments carry the ghosts of the people who once wore them.

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This Infant's Size Confirms a Concern Doctors Have Had for Years: Large babies as well as small babies can be an indication of problems ahead.

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18 Science Fiction Spacesuits, Ranked. They may look cool, but how safe and usable would they be in real life?

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The Haunting Magic of Ghost Buildings. They aren't there anymore, but they've left evidence of their existence on the shared walls of the adjacent buildings.

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Technology Could Make Us Immortal. (But there will be consequences.)

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6 Unexpected Consequences of a Solar Eclipse. Be ready for them.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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