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The Mad Potter of Biloxi

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George Ohr: The Mad Potter of Biloxi. He was right about achieving fame after his death.
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Are Walking Dead spoilers protected by copyright law? AMC threatened to sue a forum if they predicted a spoiler correctly.
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The Biochemist Behind Light Beer, the Greatest Marketing Gimmick the World Has Ever Seen. Whatever you do, don’t call it “diet beer.”
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Future Cities Could Be Built by Microbes. We could engineer the production of bacterial biofilm for all kinds of purposes.  
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Rugrats: The Movie. Funny or Die brings us the live-action version to ruin your childhood. Contains NSFW language.
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Coverage of female athletes at the Olympics is still terrible. It’s as if they only get the spotlight once every four years or something.
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Here's how much Olympic athletes are eating for gold medals. You could eat that much, too, if you worked out like they do.
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7 People Whose Death Notices Improved Their Lives. Mistakes, fake deaths, and near-death experiences will make people pay attention.

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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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