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Caricatures of 1873

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Hilarious Victorian-Era Caricatures of Famous Intellectuals. The book Men of the Day shows us that poking fun at celebrities is not a new trend at all.
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Above Average brings us a one-shot short film that compresses all the common superhero tropes into four minutes of fun. The Hero Movie is like reading all the comic books at once.
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Here's Why Libraries Are More Important Than You Might Think. They are on the front lines in the fight against illiteracy.
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Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains the Difference Between Weather and Climate. The analogy is him walking his dog on the beach.
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How Redditors Helped A Broke Father Watch His Oldest Son Graduate. It was a small campaign that meant so much to one family.
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Pilots and flight attendants confess dark secrets about flying. Planes are pretty safe, but far from clean.
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A judge gets upset with a public defender and offers to take it outside. Which is exactly what they do, and a few thumps later, the judge comes back alone.
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A History of Medieval Trial by Combat. It could be as gory as the TV version (contains Game of Thrones spoilers).
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If water is made up of hydrogen and oxygen, why can't we breathe underwater? Maybe we could, if our bodies were a little better.
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4 powerful things con men can teach you about persuasion. These tips can work with legal and beneficial undertakings, too.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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