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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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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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