Nick Wanserski
Nick Wanserski

The Origin of Comedy Central

Nick Wanserski
Nick Wanserski

Night After Night to @midnight: An oral history of Comedy Central (Part 1). Check back for part 2.
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Optina Monastery is an Eastern Orthodox refuge in Kozelsk, Russia. Ten stray cats who found shelter there follow Father Sergey Kuzmich as he does his daily blessing procession. 
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7 Obscure Cryptids. Have you ever seen an agogwe, irkuiem, or dingonek?
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The Fishing Obsessive with 250,000 Hooks in His Garage. Chris Reeves takes fly tying seriously.
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"Antimemories" Could Revolutionize Neuroscience. A concurrent system that balances the excitation of new memories would make sense, and there is some evidence that it may exist.  
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Stop what you're doing and play this fan-made, voxel version of Zelda. It take the game back to its roots for its 30th anniversary.
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Democratic People's Republic Of Korea Takes Paul Reiser Hostage. His purpose: to create viral content for the Hermit Kingdom. Contains NSFW language.   
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Why Is Pink Lemonade Pink? Pick your favorite answer, or make up one of your own.  

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun? More than we have now, but we can still easily destroy ourselves.

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Building useful habits will make you more observant.

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A Classic Animated Film That Explores What Happens When No One Dares to Stand Up to Evil. The Hangman from 1964 illustrates a poem by Maurice Ogden.

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The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase. She was the only woman on the beach at Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

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Dirty, Dishonest, and Badly Behaved: Sophia Jarvis, Victorian Maid. Did she stand a chance in court against her abusive employer?

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8 Questionable Decisions People Have Made to Keep Playing Pokemon Go. Two years later, it's hard to understand the mania that surrounded the game.

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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel
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How Water Could Power Long-Distance Space Travel. It's a matter of separating the hydrogen from the oxygen.

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The First Murder Solved by a Fingerprint. La Plata, Argentina, had just set up their new fingerprint department.

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How an Army of Suffragettes Helped Save America From Starvation. The Woman's Land Army sent young women to faraway farms to bring in the crops.

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Full Color 3D X-Rays Are Here. They sound too cool to be real, but seeing one can also give you the creeps.

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19 Unwritten Rules That Everyone Seems To Follow. There are some things that everyone just does, even though they've never been told to, and they certainly have never been told why.

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On The Far Side. You loved the comic, but how much do you know about its creator, Gary Larson?

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How to Make the Perfect Glass of Iced Tea. However, this cold brew method is not compatible with the supersaturated Southern version.

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12 Secrets of Film Editors. We couldn't enjoy a movie without them.

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