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Behind the Scenes at The Price is Right

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Behind the Price

Watch this very long and extremely detailed video look at what things are like backstage at a taping of The Price is Right.

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Check the Forecast

The new Sharknado movie has the best and most lazy subtitle in the history of media.

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John Green’s Favorites

The author of the beloved The Fault in Our Stars (and host of mental_floss on YouTube) shares his favorite bildungsromans. Sorry for the word gluttony there but that is literally the first time I’ve ever gotten to use the word "bildungsroman" since I learned it in college.

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Comics Without Context

If you just look at these isolated comic book panels they appear really odd and often completely inappropriate. Some of these are NSFW.

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Catchphrase Compendium

All of the best TV catchphrases collected together in one video.

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Walking Off

Here’s the story of the last U.S. soldier executed for desertion.

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Well, There’s Something You Don't See Every Day

I know one rickshaw driver that isn’t getting a tip.

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Happy 30th, Ghostbusters!

The movie has a landmark birthday this Sunday. Check out these facts you might not have known about the film, and get the inside story on the music video for Ray Parker, Jr.'s memorable theme song.

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True Stories of How A Wrinkle in Time Inspired Female Scientists. The right book at the right time can change the world.

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How a Pile of Unpaid Bills Led to Washington, D.C. The new city was to be a haven from angry creditors.

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At the NBA All-Star Game, Fergie Performed "The Star Spangled Banner" as a Sultry Torch Song. The response was not so much outrage as it was laughter.

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Hawai‘i’s Last Outlaw Hippies. They've been squatting in the Kalalau Valley for 50 years, but that's coming to an end.

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The Insect That Painted Europe Red. When Conquistadors brought cochineal insects back from the Aztec empire, the color they produced made Spanish dyers rich.

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A New Model Predicts That the 'Ideal' Mammal Is 2.5 Times Bigger Than an Elephant. That model assumes adequate resources from an abundant Earth.

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New York’s Oldest Dim Sum Restaurant and the Secrets of Chinatown. Take a tour of Doyers Street, also known as Bloody Angle.

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15 of History's Greatest Mad Scientists. How being downright insane can lead to thinking outside the box.

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Five Surprising Things DNA Has Revealed About Our Ancestors. Our genes are largely the result of travel and intermingling.

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The Top 10 National Parks You've Probably Never Heard Of. One of them may be closer to you than you thought.

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The Well-Dressed Suffragist. If you're going to protest, you'll need to buy a charming new hat.

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The Presidential Portrait That Was the “Ugliest Thing” LBJ Ever Saw. (The artist did not take that comment kindly.)

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In the game Robot Mind Meld, the object is to come up with the same word as a robot in as few steps as possible. Keep in mind that the robot is not as intuitive as you are.

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The Father Of Artistic Figure Skating. It was all about making a perfect figure 8 on the ice until Jackson Haines came along.

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Amazon's Big Gamble on Grocery Delivery. What impact could a giant competitor have on existing businesses?

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President John Tyler's Grandsons Are Still Alive. Tyler took office in 1841, and eventually had 15 children.

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