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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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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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