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Harry Potter's Ancestors Revealed

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Harry Potter Is the Descendent of Old Hair Gel Money. JK Rowling reveals who Harry’s ancestors were and how they became wealthy.
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The Screen’s Greatest Crime Lords. Meet 23 of the best mobsters in pop culture.
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You are now free to sing “Happy Birthday” in public. A federal judge has declared the song to be in the public domain.
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Pit Bulls In Flower Crowns Result In A Seriously Heart-Tugging Photo Series. These canine glamor portraits will make you smile.
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10 False Science Facts Everyone Knows. What’s important is to know that they are false.
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The Story of My Teeth explores the boundary between truth and fiction. What was first presented as an autobiography is now a novel.
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Indiana Jones and the raiders of the lost Hollywood franchise. Imagine all the ways Disney could screw up further sequels about the old-style archaeologist.
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Massive Wartime Decoys and Camouflage Operations. Illusion played a part in winning World War II.  

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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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The Phantoms of Paris
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The Phantoms of Paris. Dark ghost stories from the City of Light.

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How Hippies Put on the Worst Music Festival in History. The Erie Canal Soda Pop Festival outdid Woodstock in bad planning and poor execution.

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A Very Special 1970s Nightmare, Starring Vincent Price, H.R. Pufnstuf, and the Brady Bunch. Variety shows were a simple way for TV networks to recycle familiar faces.

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Just About Everything We Know About the Pard. For hundreds of years, the leopard was thought to be a cross between a lion and a pard.

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Lt. Cliff Judkins Fell 15,000 Feet and Lived. His fighter jet caught fire, his ejection seat didn't work, and his parachute didn't open.

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The Great Thaw of the American North is Coming. The loss of permafrost will have profound effects.

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The Creepiest Urban Legend in Every State. How does your state's tale stack up against the others?

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Ada Lovelace: The First Computer Programmer. In the 1840s, she crunched the numbers that were the software for a theoretical machine.

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