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The Simpsons Predicts the Future

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Ten times The Simpsons accurately predicted the future. Or does Matt Groening actually control what happens in real life?
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The ultimate theme park ride is one that just plain drops you from a height of 100 feet. No seat, no bungee cord, nothing but a net.
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The Purrfect Supercut of Cats in Movies. Accompanied by “The Lovecats” by The Cure.
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Here's the Kim Jong-un dance video North Korea is so upset about. He tried to get rid of it, but the genie is already out of the bottle.
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What’s it like to sneeze in space? The astronauts of the Apollo 7 mission know all too well what it’s like to suffer a cold in orbit.
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Monty Python performed their final live performance together Sunday, and closed it out with a singalong. Followed by bonus footage of fans in costume.
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Miss America Hypocrisy: The Vanessa Williams Nude Photo Shaming. We like our beauty queens to be chaste and virtuous and yet sexy at the same time.
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In 1965 John Lennon bought a Phantom V Rolls-Royce. Within a couple of years, the car was painted yellow with psychedelic flowers and swirls, even on the hubcaps.
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Britain has basically decriminalized internet piracy. The U.S. should, too. Policing piracy is about as effective as policing marijuana use.

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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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