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The Legacy of King Kong

The King Kong Story. The making of the 1933 movie that started it all.
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Monkeyshines: The King Kong Weirdies. The big ape came back again and again, with quite a few ridiculous sequels, spinoffs, and knockoffs.
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King Kong goes to war in the Vietnam-themed monster mash Skull Island. The new movie is fun if you don't take it too seriously.  
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Smithsonian Scientists Retrace the Mysterious Circumstances of an 1866 Death. Robert Kennicott did't commit suicide, but he contributed to science both before and after his death.
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Check out the King Ranch El Kineño, a custom-designed 1949 Buick convertible with every outlandish feature you can imagine. It was an early attempt at a real working SUV.
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The Palace of the Reunification in Saigon was the home and office of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After the fall of Saigon, it was renamed and made into a history museum, as unchanged as any time capsule.
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Lady of the Lake: The Sunken B-29 Superfortress of Eielson AFB. It turns out to have quite an interesting history.
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10 Gorilla Guys. To play an ape in early Hollywood movies, the main requirement was owning the suit.  

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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