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DIY Backyard Roller Coaster

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Backyard Amusement

So you had a Slip N’ SLide in your backyard as a kid? Maybe a trampoline? This guy laughs at you. He built a roller coaster in his.

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No!

Bad Ketchup Robot. You definitely deserve to be included in this list of 13 inventions we never needed.

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Heading In

The beloved Broadway musical Into the Woods is coming to the silver screen. Here are some stills of Meryl Streep, Anna Kendrick, and the rest of the cast.

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Take the Quiz

Which came first? The calculator or the watch? The Walkman or Atari? Take this quiz to see how well you know the timeline of tech innovations.

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Leaf the Breathing to This

This manmade leaf converts water and light into oxygen and may be the key to humans venturing into the vastness of space.

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All Aboard

I’m not sure how to describe these mini train sets mounted on everyday objects, but they are cool.

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Demand Down

Here are 10 common items that Americans have suddenly stopped buying.

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Beyond Human Abilities

These daredevil stunts pushed the boundaries of human limits.

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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