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Ramping Up the Star Wars Hype

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Target’s ad for Star Wars merchandise contains neither movie clips nor images of the new merchandise. It will still get you excited about Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens, because it will remind you of a time when you loved Star Wars.
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The Force Awakens to force other movies off IMAX screens for a month. The seventh Star Wars movie will play at all 400 IMAX screens in America, even in museums.
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3D printing can now be done with glass. The trick is going from 1900 degrees to solid in a hurry.  
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12 Outrageous Bacon Treats. Get a recipe to pork out for your Labor Day picnic.
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Mom is watching on the baby monitor as her twin baby girls socialize during nap time. Watch what happens when they hear her voice!
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The 20 Most Controversial TV Episodes of All Time. You probably didn’t get a chance to see them, for widely varying reasons.
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The First Danish Kings Were Pirates. Plunder led to riches, then power, then kingdoms.
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The Working Titles of 14 Popular Hollywood Movies. They often had nothing whatsoever to do with the actual story.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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Vampires, Ghosts, and Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants
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Vampires, Ghosts, and the Dark Shadows Beauty Pageants of the Early 1970s. The Miss American Vampire Contest was a hit, but Miss Ghost America was not.

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As Users Opt for the Discounted iPhone 7, iPhone 8 Sales Underwhelm. It turns out that price and features matter more than owning the latest version, which may bode poorly for the iPhone X.

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Naps Have Amazing Health Benefits. Just a little shut-eye can make you more productive the rest of the day.

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The Incredible Story of Dawn Doe, the Real Skeleton in Dawn of the Dead. The movie crew didn't know they were using a real human skeleton until years later.

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There are No Spiders in This Pie. In case you were thinking there were, which you were not.

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It's Time to Bring Back Memento Mori.  Reminders of our own mortality could spur us to make the most out of the time we have.

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12 Creepy DIY Halloween Projects to Scare Your Guests. Any of them will add life to your Halloween party!

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