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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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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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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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