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The History of the Back to the Future Clock Tower

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It seems like a good day to revisit the history of the clock tower from Back to the Future. You’ve probably seen that town square a lot more times than you realize.

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Why not celebrate Back to the Future Day by getting an awesome tattoo? Nothing says timeless quite like one of those. Or for something a little less permanent: You can wear this shirt around. It will go great with your power laces, tie-dyed hat, and pulled out pockets.

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BTTF writer (and mental_floss fan) Bob Gale was asked by Newsweek to predict what life will be like in another 30 years. Here’s how he sees 2045 will pan out.

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Here is how you can build your own auto-lacing shoes.

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There is a man on a mission to photograph every pumpkin spice flavored product available. With so many elaborate pumpkin-themed items out there today, it doesn't seem possible.

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Sunscreen is good for your skin, but bad for the environment

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Note to Self: Don’t bowl for money against this guy.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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