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Peanut Butter and Clam Pizza

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What was up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' terrible taste in pizza toppings, anyway? Hold the marshmallows, please. 

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The idea that a human being could, at any time and for no apparent reason, spontaneously combust is terrifying. How does that even work? 

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Calvin and Hobbes comic artist Bill Watterson emerged from his years-long reclusion earlier this week. Whether or not he's back for good, his tips for creative productivity are as useful as ever.

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For those who can't stand to be left out of a conversation but can't be bothered to keep up with the World Cup, here's a primer on all the talking points you'll need until it's all over (not until mid-July, by the way). 

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These are some of the greatest Tony Awards performances of all time. 

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Independent video games are having their day in the sun. Some of the upcoming releases announced at the yearly E3 (Electronic Entertainment Expo) conference look to be both innovative and visually stunning, and they don't even have a big-name publisher backing them up

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This may be an old wound to reopen, but the President of the United States has weighed in on how he pronounces "GIF." 

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Dad jokes: so bad they're good.

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Peanuts Aren't Nuts
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Why aren't peanuts classified as nuts? Turns out, they're closer to green beans than you think. Peanuts are biologically legumes.

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What This Company Is Offering Employees Is Raising a Privacy Debate. Would you let your company implant a chip in your hand?

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Your Roomba is Spying on You. The devices have been gathering information about your home, and that data could be more valuable to Roomba maker iRobot Corp than the sales of its vacuum cleaner.

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The Legend of The Fatal Sisters: Voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau put a curse on plantation owner De Coucy, swearing his bloodline would die out, but he ignored it.

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Are Helicopter Parents Ruining Summer Camp? Kids don't mind giving up their cell phones for the week, but it really bothers parents.

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He Thought Butternut Squash was Cheese: Funny observation of the daily struggles of customer service employees and the fact that the customer is not always right.

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Why you should vacation somewhere new, unexpected, and totally out of your comfort zone.

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15 Monumental Facts About the Lincoln Memorial. One tidbit: The project took a long and winding road from idea to finished structure.

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Morning Cup of Links: San Diego Comic Con News
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The Biggest San Diego Comic-Con 2017 Stories. The latest updates from every pop culture universe.

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Freedom Ride: a glimpse into the experiences of one group of the Freedom Riders of 1961.

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"Dude, where's my car?" Parents take to Craigslist for help after ‘doofy’ son loses car at Metallica show.

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Scientific Journals Publish Bogus Paper About Midi-chlorians from Star Wars, a reminder that not all journals use peer review or even proofreaders.

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Puzzlewood, Tolkien’s Inspiration for Middle-earth. The peaceful, green, 14-acre section of Gloucestershire is truly inspirational.

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How to Turn Your Used Electronics Into Cash. Read the comments, too, for the experiences of people who have used these methods.

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The Accent Whisperers of Hollywood. An influx of global acting talent must be taught to passably sound like Americans.

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Are You Bold Enough to Play Motorcycle Soccer? It's one of several sports mash-ups involving motorbikes.

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