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Why C-3PO Has a Red Arm

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Why C-3PO Has One Red Arm. All is revealed in a new Marvel comic book, summarized on the internet.
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Explore Westeros and Essos with this incredible 360-degree Game of Thrones map. “Travel virtually—because it’s a lot safer than actually traveling to Westeros.”
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When nerds fall in love, LEGO is the best way to tell the story. So animator Kevin Ulrich made a stop-motion video to tell how he feels about Celina Frenn.
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A Night at the Opera: the Marx Brothers Masterpiece. The story behind the film, plus a video of that one scene that everyone remembers.  
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1,200 human mattress dominoes set a Guinness World Record. It was a lot of fun, and the mattresses will now go to charities and shelters.
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Shaq's Letter To Kobe Full Of Retirement Advice. From now on, it’s prank calls and reality TV.
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The devastating California drought just entered its 5th year — here's what it looked like at its worst. Those boat ramps are nowhere near the lakes anymore.
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How to Swear Like an Old Prospector. Impress your friends and baffle your adversaries!

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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws?
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How Will Martian Laws Differ From Earth's Laws? Enforcement of existing laws from Earth will be impossible for a small population millions of miles away.

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The Creepy Cabinet That Inspired Jekyll and Hyde. Robert Louis Stevenson's childhood bedroom had a cabinet made by a carpenter who led a double life.

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14 Unmade Hammer Horror Films. Some ideas were too bizarre even for the erstwhile British gothic film studio.

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A Brief History of Bat-Marriage. Batman has been spotted carrying Kathy Kane, Vicki Vale, Julie Madison, Selina Kyle, Lois Lane, and Wonder Woman across the threshold—most of them twice.

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John Banvard is the most successful American artist you've never heard of. His chosen medium was an obscure 19th-century show business gimmick, and he managed to completely squander his fortune.

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Why Everyone Knows the Same Scary Slumber-Party Stories. People who know them don't recall where they first heard them.

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9 Naked Cakes for When You Don't Feel Like Frosting. You'll feel good about avoiding too much sugar, too.

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8 Antique Maps That Were the First of Their Kind. Each one gave us a new way to look at our world.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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