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The Map of Fictional Places

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Where Is Loompaland On the Map?

This map plots out a ton of fictional places around the world.

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Casey Kasem Counts Down the Letterman Top 10

This video of the late DJ providing the Top 10 list on The Late Show might be my favorite one ever.

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Do You Tip the Tablet?

Will tabletop tablet computers in restaurants take the place of servers?

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Flying High

These pictures show just how far airplane travel has come (or fallen) since the 1950s.

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A Different Kind of Bachelor Party

A group of men out for a bachelor party recently unearthed a 10 million year old mastodon.

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Emoji Fans Get :)

A whole bunch of new emoji are on the way. Why exactly are we replacing the English language with these?

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Football Flops

Sometimes the most entertaining part of a soccer match is watching the terrible acting by the players trying to draw the attention of the referee. Here are some really outlandish examples of players flexing their acting skills and flopping around on the ground.

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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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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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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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