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Ridiculous TV

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The Most Ridiculous TV Show Concepts in Pop Culture. I must admit that I watched a few of these every week.
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In England during World War II, clothing and fabric was rationed, women had to register for wartime jobs, and money was scarce. To encourage women to keep their appearances up, the Beauty as Duty campaign was born.
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Mike Rowe Is Running For County Judge In Lafayette, Arkansas. It’s a Dirty Job, but someone’s got to do it.
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10 Gadgets That Really Should Be Obsolete By Now. Should be, but I’ll keep my roadmaps, thank you very much.
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Can Chick Lit Grow Up? There’s nothing wrong with the books, just the connotations of the term.
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Cocoa farmers in Ivory Coast taste chocolate for the first time. Their crop of cocoa beans doesn’t bring in enough to actually buy the finished product.
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10 Stereotypes About Pit Bulls That Are Just. Dead. Wrong. The breed doesn’t deserve the reputation it’s drawn from a few headlines about dogs trained to fight.
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The 5 best and worst states for a well-lived life. States are ranked by statistical averages; your mileage may vary.

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Game of Thrones Has Changed the Real World
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6 Ways Game of Thrones has Changed the Real World. Even those who don't watch it know the characters as cultural metaphors.

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The Only Thing Worse than Watching an Offensively Bad Comedy is Watching One You Supposedly Wrote. A.J. Via got a movie deal and lost all control of the finished product.

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To Fight Smallpox in the Spanish Colonies, King Charles IV Sent a Ship on a Vaccination Mission in 1803. The expedition included 22 orphans carrying the fresh vaccine in their bodies to keep it safe enough to last the voyage around the world.

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For Centuries, People Celebrated a Little Boy’s First Pair of Trousers. Once he was toilet-trained and could dress himself, he could become a real boy.

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What A Doctor Calls A Condition Can Affect How We Decide To Treat It. A familiar terms carries a lot of baggage, while a new term will encourage patients to just follow doctor's orders.

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Ben Stiller's Never-Ending Midlife Crisis. His new movie Brad's Status is the fourth that explores that theme.

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Sir Arthur and the Fairies. After a thorough but flawed investigation, the Sherlock Holmes author believed the Cottingley Fairies were real.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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