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Post-Apocalyptic Landmarks

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Two visual effects artists have created concept art of what famous international landmarks like Amsterdam's canals and the Eiffel Tower might look like after a global apocalypse. Hopefully, we'll never have to find out for sure whether they're right.

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Not all tea is created equal. Whether black, green, white, or oolong, do justice to the particular brew by steeping it for the perfect length of time: no more, no less.

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It takes a few seconds to notice what feels off about these portraits: each one is of two people, similar (often related) but different. Where one begins and the other ends, the subjects themselves might not even know.

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Is there a difference between being drunk on wine, drunk on beer, drunk on gin, and drunk on tequila? Technically, no.

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Confused about this ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) charity ice bucket challenge? So is Conan O'Brien.

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Guardians of the Galaxy's dancing baby Groot has taken audiences hearts, and the Internet, by storm, yet even the biggest fans will have to admit to themselves that trees can't really dance. Who, then, was behind the motion-captured moves that inspired the animators?

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The newest yo-yo world champion would've been the coolest kid at recess by far.

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Character actors refuse to play second fiddle to those spotlight-stealing A-list celebrities anymore.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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Charlie Chaplin's Buried Treasure
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How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune. When he was banned from the U.S., a lifetime of Hollywood earnings was at risk.

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The Story of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It was a graveyard smash!

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How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings. Marie Grosholtz was in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrities.

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24 Events From Stories That Are Completely Different On Film. The source material is often enhanced for more excitement on the screen.

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Exploring Cairo’s Ghost Mansions. The abandoned monuments to colonialism have their own haunting beauty.

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Warming Oceans May Make Nemo Harder to Find. When the sea anemones go, clownfish and other fish species will have no place to nest.

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Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England. Your autumn road trip may be shorter than you think.

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12 Pun Costumes for Halloween. For when you want to spend the holiday explaining yourself and hearing people groan.

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