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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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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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