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19 Of The First Things To Ever Happen On The Internet. There’s a first time for everything, and some end up as historical markers.
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10 Mesmerizing Descent-Into-Madness Films. When circumstances push fragile people over the edge, the resulting movie can terrify us all.
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37 Movies Being Adapted For TV. No property is too old or obscure to be considered.  
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How Kin Selection Works. Sometimes evolution favors those who have no chance to reproduce, because of their contribution to others.  
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Photographer Captures The Secret Feminist Utopia Of Dog Sledding. Katie Orlinsky says, “Women in Alaska are just badass. They’re just tough.”
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How Major League Baseball got addicted to tobacco. Free chew for players was worth millions in advertising.
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Superman, The Inside Story: Director Richard Donner Remembers Meeting Stallone to Play the Lead, Working With Brando, and a Near-Fatal Knife Attack.
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Today is 4/4/16, or Square Root Day! Here are some ways to celebrate, from the last such day in 2009.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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