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The Cringeworthy History of Dentistry

Bloodletting, Bone Brushes, and Tooth Keys: White-Knuckle Adventures in Early Dentistry. And you thought getting a Novocaine shot was traumatic.
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The History of the World in 15 Music Videos. Not guaranteed to be completely accurate, but more accessible than encyclopedias for the MTV generation.
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Funny or Die brings us a parody movie trailer about a dystopian world where junk food is king, but one girl stands out because she prefers apples. It stars Chloe Grace Moretz, Tyler Posey, and First Lady Michelle Obama.
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A new book brings us examples of early bad writing from good authors. This should give hope to young writers and those of us who cringe at what we wrote as teenagers.
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Can Tiny Nuclear Plants Thwart Regulatory Hell? Smaller plants would reduce construction time, startup costs, and the amount of nuclear waste to deal with.
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Fat-shaming has gone high-tech. Learn about the new devices, apps, and trackers that will nag you about your eating habits.
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This Man Changed His Name From José To Joe And Immediately Got More Job Interviews. And even worse, this surprises no one at all.
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6 things the happiest families all have in common. Leo Tolstoy said happy families are all alike, but who cares as long as you’re happy?

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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