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14 Superlative Facts About Michael Phelps. The most-decorated Olympian ever is extreme in many ways.
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Who should play young Lando Calrissian in the Han Solo movie scheduled for 2018? No decisions have been made, but there is already a proposed frontrunner.
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10 Crazy Facts You Didn't Know About Animals. I learned I’d rather be an African wild dog than an echidna.
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Pete’s Dragon and the Case for Remaking Bad Movies. Unlike most remakes, you would be improving upon the earlier film.
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This Squirrel Photobombed A Couple’s Engagement Pics And It Was Nuts. The little guy was quite the camera hog.
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In the later part of the 19th century, there were people who starved themselves to prove it could be done, and of course there was an audience that was willing to pay to see them prove it. Not that they actually saw much.
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How a Solar Flare Almost Triggered a Nuclear War in 1967. We were too busy watching the Soviets and not enough time watching for natural phenomena.
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8 Scary Tale Castles. The ominous and foreboding edifices of Europe often come with terrifying histories.  

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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