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39 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Doctor Who. I loved the story about the fourth Doctor’s knitted scarf.
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14 Stunning Book Illustrations Brought To Life. The Smithsonian Libraries turned images from past centuries into delightful animated gifs.
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10 Films That Changed Filmmaking. No, you haven’t seen them all, but you might want to.
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10 Typographic Art Installations. You don’t have to be a font nerd to appreciate the way they make us think.
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9 Gorgeous Houses That Prove Your Dream Home Is Also A Green Home. And the views are lovely, too.
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The Secret Rules of Adjective Order. We know that you don’t wear a purple pretty shirt; you wear a pretty purple shirt, but how do we know that?
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Watch the World’s Best Yo-Yo-er Show Off His Mad Skills. Gentry Stein was the top contender in the 2014 World Yo-Yo Contest‘s 1A division in Prague.
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The US States With The Best And Worst School Systems. Some of the worst educational outcomes are in states that spend a lot of money on schools.
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Ghosts of the Freedom Summer. Nikole Hannah-Jones retraces her family’s Civil Rights activities in Mississippi 50 years ago.
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10 Artists Who Work in Trees. Although it’s nice to imagine being creative in a treehouse, these artists use trees as their art medium.

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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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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads
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17 Pieces Of Advice For New Dads That Are Actually Really Helpful. You can never spend too much time bonding with your child.

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Raccoon and the Light. The cute animated story of a raccoon that found a flashlight shows what forest creatures do in the dark.

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Behind the Scenes at the National Zoo’s Kitchen. Catering to the needs and preferences of 1800 animals is no picnic.

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The Stanford Prison Experiment was Massively Influential, But Fraudulent. Shocking experiments become classics, while their irregularities and the failure to replicate their results are barely noticed.

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4 True Crime Stories Starring Famous Historical Figures. Featuring Abraham Lincoln, Arthur Conan Doyle, Queen Elizabeth, and Colonel Sanders.

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Bark In The Park Event Goes Sideways. What could possibly go wrong when you combine good dogs and flying baseballs?

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What Do Women Want? Pockets! There's no good reason we can't stash a phone as easily as men do.

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Why Father's Day Was 58 Years in the Making. It wasn't an official holiday until 1972!

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