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The Stories Behind Iconic Film Scenes

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That Magic Moment

Here are the stories behind 10 iconic film scenes.

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Well That’s Just Sad

This Kickstarter page is raising money for one of the most depressing products I’ve seen in quite some time. It’s a plastic phone-shaped device that does nothing other than make you feel like you’re holding a phone. Because some people can’t function without this.

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This Modern World

A 10-year-old goldfish just had life-saving surgery to remove a tumor.

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All About the Midwest

This series of graphs defines exactly what the midwest is and what happens there.

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Digging Your Way Out

This video of a man deftly maneuvering an excavator out of a ditch is oddly compelling and awfully impressive.

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Books of Tomorrow

The Future LIbrary will be compiling hidden manuscripts for the next 100 years before they will be printed on trees that have only just begun to grow. The special project is interesting, but will we be printing on paper in 100 years?

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Beyond Simba

These are the Disney films that don’t get enough love. Still no appreciation for The Sword in the Stone though? C’mon.

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Smile!

Your day doesn’t seem so bad anymore.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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