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Read A CIA Manual on Assassination

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Take a glance at a CIA manual on the art of assassination. It contains helpful hints like this:

"A hammer, axe, wrench, screw driver, fire poker, kitchen knife, lamp stand, or anything hard, heavy and handy will suffice. A length of rope or wire or a belt will do if the assassin is strong and agile."

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Today I Learned On Reddit’s Today I Learned: President Jimmy Carter pardoned all Vietnam draft dodgers on his second day in office.

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Have you heard about the school teacher that tried to attain fame and fortune by going over Niagara Falls in a barrel?

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Remember when we all saw Jurassic Park back in the early 90s and laughed at the plausibility of scientists taking ancient DNA and trying to use it to reanimate an extinct animal? Well, scientists are trying to revive extinct ice age cave lions using 12,000-year old DNA.

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This piece over at The Daily Beast asks an interesting question: Would you vote for a robot for president?

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Intriguing Headline of the Day: There Are Cities in Russia That No One is Allowed to Go To

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How could you possibly resist visiting an eatery with one of these signs out front?

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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked
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The 100 Greatest YouTube Videos of All Time, Ranked. Watching them all will keep you too busy to argue about the ranking.

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Why Are There No Mosquitoes at Disney World? A lot of hard work goes into making sure you don't have to think about them.

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Wollemi Pines Are Dinosaur Trees. After flourishing for 100 million years, they had to be rescued from extinction in the 1990s.

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Why the Finns Don't Want to be Happy. Despite the highest quality of life in the world, they aren't going to press their luck.

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The Heyday of Penny Restaurants. The food wasn't free, because that would rob the transaction of its dignity.

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Forget the World Cup, Let’s Play Motor-Ball! Soccer played on motorcycles was exciting, but not at all safe.

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The Ultimate Guide To Buying, Wearing, And Caring For Jeans. They never go out of style, because they come in so many styles.

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10 Star-Studded Facts About the Hollywood Sign. It's been there, off and on, since 1923.

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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture
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How Raiders of the Lost Ark Continues to Influence Pop Culture. When creating heroic tales, filmmakers still ask, "What would Indiana Jones do?"

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The Unexplained Dancing Plague and Other Epidemics of Yore. The power of suggestion is still the most logical explanation.

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Reanimation! Science Stories About Frankenstein. This seven-part video series features conversations with scientists on Mary Shelley's book and the issues it addresses.

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George Lucas's Plan for Star Wars 7 through 9, Starring Mid-Chlorians. No matter how much you dislike any of the new Star Wars films, you can tell yourself it could have been so much worse.

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The Recipes of Cleopatra. Her elixirs were well-regarded in the fields of cosmetics, gynecology, and alchemy.

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The Iroquois Theater Disaster. More than 600 people died in the stampede and conflagration, which led to new safety standards.

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The Secret to Loving Your Life. The first step is giving up on the notion that you are in control.

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10 TV Characters Who Were Inspired By Real People. Not all of them were happy about it.

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