The Simpsons seems to have predicted the latest Star Wars fervor—just the latest example of that show predicting actual events. It's bound to happen when you're on the air for more than a quarter-century.

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Flipping solar poles, stock market crashes, and other curious ways the sun may affect human life.

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Back in 1947 the NYC toy store F.A.O. Schwarz installed a phone line that called Santa directly. Photographers from TIME were there to capture the amazement of the kids that got to speak with him.

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Cracked has an interesting list of 6 real places on Earth that look like they’re straight out of a fantasy novel.

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This TED Talk explores what happens when a city runs out of room for its dead.

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This is a little much: Kids can list “texting” as an activity on their class rings.