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Breaking the Fourth Wall

Breaking the fourth wall’s history of redefining cinematic boundaries. Learn how and why it’s done, with plenty of examples from the history of film.
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A photographer returned to New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina to see what's changed. Carlos Barria combined images into then-and-now composites.  
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How Captain Matthew Webb Swam The English Channel And Made Swimming Cool. Then things went downhill for him.
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Stephen Colbert Announced the Rest of His Opening Week Lineup for The Late Show. The new season with the new host begins September 8 on CBS.
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War Wizardry. To help win World War II, the Allies used every skill they had, including illusion, trickery… and magic.    
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Russia completely blocked Wikipedia due to an article about cannabis. That’s like killing a housefly with a flamethrower.
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FAQ: Everything You Need To Know About The Plunging Stock Market And #BlackMonday. Funny or Die gives it their unique spin.
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The Proliferation of a Virtual Species: You’ll Like This Alot. Whenever someone runs those two words together, you’ve got something wonderful to think about.

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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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