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War and Cheese

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If reading War and Peace is too much of a commitment to Tolstoy, try his family mac 'n cheese recipe instead: shorter, and probably tastier than a 1440-page Russian classic.

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Those pesky paper wrappers are no longer an obstacle to any (inadvisable) attempts to eat a cupcake in a single bite.

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The opening date for the world's tallest water slide keeps getting pushed back. For thrill-seekers too impatient to wait, there's always the option of making your own extreme water slide...

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The First Lady is more powerful than most people think.

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Britain's colonial days are over; however, the Queen of England has been seen eyeing up the Iron Throne. Watch out, Westeros.

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Are coffee shop employees optional?

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A hundred years later, it's easy enough to blame Germany for inciting World War I, but the truth is that the Germans weren't the only global powers responsible for the ensuing international conflict.

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Would you survive Game of Thrones? (Better question: does anyone?) 

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The Many Deaths of the Joker
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The Many Deaths of The Joker. The villain is killed off time and time again, but he's too good to get rid of permanently.

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The Magazine That Started a Feminist Movement in Japan. Seitō was groundbreaking literature in 1911.

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Is Beaming Down in Star Trek a Death Sentence? We don't know whether the reassembled atoms at the other end are the real you.

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The True Story Behind Billie Jean King’s Victorious “Battle of the Sexes.” It was just one chapter in her campaign to elevate women in tennis.

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The Ultimate, Indisputable Ranking of Planets in the Solar System, with a justification for each. Earth needs some help to regain its formerly stellar reputation.

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The Delicate Art of the Amusement Park Caricature. The artist must negotiate the body image issues of strangers every day.

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America's Flood Epidemic. Houston has seen three "500-year floods" in just the last three years.

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11 Strange Battlefields Where the Cold War Was Fought. There was no competition too inconsequential for the U.S. And the Soviet Union.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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