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The Three Penguin Stooges

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A Penguin Slapfight

I bet you haven’t seen one of those today.

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Terribly Stupid Toys

Count yourself lucky that your childhood never included any of these pointless action figures (Part 1 & Part 2)

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Nearly Hitler’s Killers

Seven decades after a failed attempt on Adolf Hitler’s life, the families of the would-be assassins speak.

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It’s A Saaaaaaaadder Day...

Don Pardo, the legendary voice of SNL, has passed away at the age of 96. Here is a post we did a few years back on his birthday.

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That’s One Way to Spend Money

A Ferrari just became the highest priced auction car ever, selling for $38 million.

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When Is Stealing Not Stealing?

When it's fair use. Well then what are copyrights for? And trademarks? Let Hank Green sort it all out for you.

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The Potato Salad Payoff

The man who turned a hankering for some spud salad into a fortune on Kickstarter is planning a whole event now called PotatoStock—and it will benefit a good cause.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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