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The History of Movie Effects

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A Brief History of Practical Effects in Cinema in 10 Movies. A timeline covering 113 years.
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This Guy Used Science To Get An 86% Bigger Burrito At Chipotle. Optimizing your options for maximum munchies -until corporate reads his data.
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Fishermen Aid Struggling Whale Who Came To Them For Help. He just needed someone with opposable thumbs to get that trash off his head.   
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Philosophy Should Be Funny. And it is, in an excerpt from The Cartoon Introduction to Philosophy by Michael F. Patton.
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Will Smith Is Developing a “Present Day” Fresh Prince Reboot. I wouldn’t be surprised to find Smith in the role of Uncle Phil.
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10 Things You Should Never Buy Online. Some things are dangerous; others you just want to touch before purchasing.
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The Chilling Human Remains of Peru’s Ancient Chauchilla Cemetery. Dry desert air gives us thousand-year-old mummies.
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The Lasting Gifts of the Civilian Conservation Corps. Their stonework may be displayed at a park near you.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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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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