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All the Money in the World

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Everyone in the world possesses a combined fortune amounting to $241 trillion dollars. That could buy a lot of pizza.

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It's probably not necessary to run in a zig-zag pattern to escape an alligator.

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Sneak peek photos of the new Diagon Alley at Universal Studios' Harry Potter Wizarding World are out, and they look amazing. Starting July 8, lucky visitors may even catch sight of a few of these hidden gems.

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Bass players are easily the most under-appreciated of all rock stars, but that definitely shouldn't be the case.

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Older people are mostly confused about what to do with Google Glass. Regardless, the newfangled technology might be making its way to museums soon.

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A comprehensive ranking of Meryl Streep's 59 distinct roles over four decades, from worst to best, may elicit some strong opinions.

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Scientific articles – the kind published by researchers in peer-reviewed journals, not the brief summaries that make it into newspapers – can be hard for the average reader to wrap their head around. To combat scientific illiteracy, geneticist and anthropologist Jennifer Raff has created a step-by-step guide to make those sources easier to understand for anyone without a doctoral degree.

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This supposedly "better," more mathematically logical method of cutting a cake has been making the rounds recently, but it has plenty of skeptics. What happens to the frosting?

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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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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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