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Nick Wanserski

Elvira’s Crazy Memories

Nick Wanserski
Nick Wanserski

Elvira on her date with Elvis and the fish recipe she got from Vincent Price. The Mistress of the Dark has decades of memories—except for the ‘70s.
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Burn After Reading. An overview of offensive reading material at the edge of the First Amendment.
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5 of the best demons to summon. While “best” is a matter of opinion, these demons are pretty well known in their circles.
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The Most Contentious Presidential Election in American History. The 1876 election was full of shenanigans and “irregular factors” in vote counting.
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Why 'tough love' for the unemployed may do more harm than good. Cutting off benefits is not getting people back to work any sooner.
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3D printing ‘hyperelastic bone’ to mend injuries. The new composite material can act as scaffolding for bone tissue to grow into.  
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Etti-Cat, NYC’s Feline Subway Etiquette Advisor. In 1962, a tuxedo cat launched a career telling New York City subway passengers how to use the trains, treat other passengers, and follow the rules.
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The Literal Hell of McMansions. The suburban eyesores have a lot in common with the disturbing haunted houses of literature.
  

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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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