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Why do Dwarves Sound Scottish and Elves Sound Like Royalty? Tolkien gave them different languages, but we gave them stereotypes.
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Feynman’s Building Blocks of Thermodynamics. A simple analogy with a whimsical animation that's easy to understand.
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Dark Tourism: A Trip to Slaughterhouse-Five. Germany walks a delicate line in promoting World War II tourism.
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The 50 best places to work in 2017, according to employees. Since happy workers don't quit, they probably have few openings.  
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10 Holiday Gifts for the History Buff in Your Life. You won't find these at your local stores.
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English for Beginners. It's two steps forward and one step back, but this man is determined to communicate.  
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The truth about fake news is coming. Stories about established news outlets losing the public's trust are a bit exaggerated.
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9 Secrets About Disneyland's Pirates of the Caribbean Ride. The nearly 50-year-old attraction has quite a history.

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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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