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Movie Pie Fights

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The Messy History of the Pie Fight. The second best use for baked goods.
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The Rise, Fall, and Resurrection of FDR's Floating White House. The USS Potomac had plenty of adventures besides hosting a president.
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The Man Who Played with Absolute Power. Philip Zimbardo shares what he learned from conducting the Stanford Prison Experiment.
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17 pictures that will turn you off escalators forever. Or they might just make you more careful using them.
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Library Hand, the Fastidiously Neat Penmanship Style Made for Card Catalogs. It's pretty, but wouldn't it have been easier to just learn to type?
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Meet the hackers trying to solve the problem of death. If we can't maintain the body, maybe we can download the mind.
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TV's callous neglect of working-class America. Their only portrayal these days is on reality TV.
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Inside the Mysterious Hot Springs Found Deep Below the Gulf of California. This is no ordinary hydrothermal vent.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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