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Howard Cosell Announces John Lennon's Death

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This week marked the 34th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder. Listening to Howard Cosell deliver this news live during a football game is harrowing even though you know what he’s going to say.

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Wired gives 10 reasons that brain myths are hurting us.

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A Harvard Business School professor took issue with being overcharged by $4 by a local restaurant and proceeded to exchange numerous increasingly amazing emails with the owner. I will refrain from offering my commentary since this guy seems rather litigious. Form your own opinion.

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How many of these 25 essential cities have you been to? I feel terrible that I’ve only been to two. TWO! That’s awful. I need to get out more.

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Is the Hubble Space Telescope destined to burn up?

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These two people combined all of this year’s biggest hits into a single song.

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Paul Alone. Have you ever seen this recreation of Home Alone with some guy named Paul Little playing all the characters?

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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