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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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20th Century Fox
How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler?
20th Century Fox
20th Century Fox

How Do You Make a Bruce Lee Fight Scene Even Cooler? With the addition of lightsabers!

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The Mysterious Origins of the First Scandinavians. The tools they left behind suggested that migration may have come from two directions.

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When Quackery on the Radio Was a Public Health Crisis. From magic bracelets to goat gonad transplants, medical marketers got rich.

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Found: The Real Bullitt Mustang That Steve McQueen Tried (and Failed) to Buy. The '69 sports car had been in private hands since after the movie wrapped.

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When Did People Start Making Bread? A short history of the staple that feeds the world.

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How Women Broke Into the Male-Dominated World of Cartoons and Illustrations. First off, pretend you're a man.

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The Skillet. Susannah Nesmith beautifully chronicles the legacy of her great-great-grandmother's iron cookware.

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12 Cultured Facts About the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Knowing these will enhance your visit, whenever that happens.

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Universal Pictures
Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta
Universal Pictures
Universal Pictures

Son of Frankenstein: Hitting the Horror Trifecta. A perfect ending to the first great movie trilogy.

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It Wasn't Easy Being Green for These Mysterious Children in 12th-Century England. The village of Woolpit has never been the same since.

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The Strange History of One of the Internet's First Viral Videos. If you had an email address in the late 1990s, you probably received a video file titled “badday.mpg” at least once.

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The Contentious Burial of Bo-Bo, the Blenheim Spaniel of Civil War Hero General Daniel E. Sickles. His relatives didn't want the beloved dog interred in the family plot.

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Here's Why Your Body Stores More Fat in Certain Places. Hormones do it, but in an insanely complicated manner.

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Butterfly Breeder Romy McCloskey Saw One Emerge from its Chrysalis with a Torn Wing. So she got her tools together and performed a wing transplant.

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How to Get Your Procrastination Under Control. It's a matter of valuing the things you need to do.

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19 Times That Actors Have Been Injured On Set. Some of the scenes were then included in the finished film.

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