Troma
Troma

The Toxic Avenger

Troma
Troma

The Toxic Avenger: A Brief History of Troma's Superhero Franchise. New Jersey’s own hero was born of a low budget and a skewed imagination.
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19 Cats In The Exact Wrong Place. They have a special talent for finding those places.
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Chinese Restaurants Fire Robot Servers, Forestalling Robot Apocalypse. It turns out they weren’t very good at the job.
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Saddam Hussein’s Former Palace in Basra Is Opening as a Museum in September. That is, depending on nothing catastrophic happening between now and then.
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For The First Time In A Century, Wild Tiger Numbers Are Rising. India and Russia are leading the way in protecting gate species.
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The Story Behind Those Smithsonian Collection Photos. Chip Clark put a lot of work into documenting what we don’t get to see.  
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How America's sexual extremists took over the public square. Since we don’t want to talk about it, we have to make laws about it.
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The estate of Randy California is suing Led Zeppelin over Stairway to heaven, but that’s far from the only song they lifted. Here are nine examples.

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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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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street
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A Lemon Rolled for a Quarter Mile Down a Street. And since the evidence is on video, many, many unproductive hours have been spent watching it.

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A Man Grew the World's Longest Fingernails Out of Spite. After 66 years, Shridhar Chillal finally got his 30 feet of nails cut.

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NASA-Designed Heat Shields Could Save Firefighters' Lives. Teams are carrying 40 prototypes as they battle wildfires in the American West.

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The Most Important Video Game on the Planet. Fortnite is so popular that its culture is spilling out into the real world.

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The Futuristic Skyscrapers of 1923 Were Supposed to Solve Traffic Problems. Like many people, those architects assumed we would soon have flying cars.

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Want to Become an Astronaut? There's an app for that.

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10 Nutty Proposals to Save the Planet. Some could eventually lead to plausible ideas.

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