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Every superhero has to start from somewhere. Superman calls fictional planet Krypton home; however, other heroes (and villains) come from more humble beginnings—like Dundee, Illinois, and Edmonton, Canada.

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Ben Savage doesn't have all the answers to fans' questions about Boy Meets World or its current revival, Girls Meets World, but Cory Matthews is, as always, trying his best.

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Be careful bringing home any exotic vacation souvenirs: even something as innocuous as a chocolate egg or a bit of fruit could carry a hefty fine at Customs. Best to stick with postcards.

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The honor of the longest movie plot summary on Wikipedia goes to...not the movie you'd expect.

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With the summer heat upon us, is it more environmentally responsible (not to mention cost-effective) to roll windows down or turn the air conditioning up?

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No one asked for it, but here it is anyway: coffee-flavored wine in a can.

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After Marine Sergeant John Peck lost all four limbs in Afghanistan, a tech-driven “smart home” is helping him live independently and even to dream of opening his own restaurant someday.

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Enjoy 100 years of facial hair history in just two minutes and 22 seconds.

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Scientists Are Pushing For a Ban on Killer Robots
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A Growing Movement of Scientists is Pushing for a Ban on Killer Robots. Separating human judgment from war is a recipe for disaster.

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17 Homes You’ve Seen On TV And What They Look Like Off-Screen. Not shown: the tourists who stop and take pictures.

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The Curious Case of the Law of the Tongue. When orcas help you hunt whales, it's only right to share the meat with them.

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The Hunt for Mexico’s Heirloom Beans. A return to rare and exotic bean varieties has made the humble legume cool.

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Why Restaurants Became So Loud—And How to Fight Back. An ambience designed for "buzz" and "energy" can damage your hearing.

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Should America Go Cash-Free? Digital money is convenient, but total reliance on banks comes with costs.

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10 Out-of-This-World Facts About Plan 9 From Outer Space. What made it a bad movie also made it a lot of fun.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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