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Getting to Know Johnny Carson

Rollyn Puterbaugh, Dayton, Ohio - eBay itemphoto frontphoto back, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Rollyn Puterbaugh, Dayton, Ohio - eBay itemphoto frontphoto back, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

14 Facts You May Not Know About Johnny Carson. The longtime host of The Tonight Show had an amazing life.  
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Blame: Was the death of Jill Wells an accident or murder? A gripping true crime story.
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Flight Attendants Share the 25 Things They Wish Passengers Would Stop Doing. People don't think about how they make someone else's job more difficult.
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A 10-year-old girl contacted her local police department through Facebook when she needed help with her math homework. Lt. B.J. Gruber did his best to help her out.
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23 Hacks That’ll Make University That Little Bit Easier For You. We don't endorse the ones about taking things that don't belong to you.
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15 Perfect Spots to Watch the Total Solar Eclipse as It Crosses the U.S. Next Summer. Make your reservations now.
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11 Prickly Facts about Porcupines. With pictures of more porcupines than you'll ever see in real life.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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