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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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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010)
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Every Christmas Horror Movie, Ranked. There are 79 to choose from, with critiques.

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Academic Publishing is Headed for a Day of Reckoning. When you must pay to publish and then pay to read, how can we afford to learn science?

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12 Bizarre Inspirations Behind Star Wars Movie Characters. The creators have been asked time and time again where they got their ideas, and the answers range from goofy (literally) to sublime.

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The World Might Be Better Off Without College for Everyone. It's become an arms race for unnecessary job credentials.

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2017 is the Year that Computers Became Phones. The way people use technology is driving the design of the modern desktop and laptop.

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15 Things You Might Not Know About Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man. The mathematical sketch was a personal note that became one of the artist's most famous works.

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10 Holiday Controversies
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10 Holiday Controversies. What were once personal choices are now public arguments about how it should be done.

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How Zarafa, France’s First Giraffe, Became a Cultural Sensation. Artists across the country wanted to draw or paint her.

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The 6 Big Superhero Movies Of 2017, Ranked From Worst To Best. It's hard to disagree with such a short list, but some fans will.

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When They Tried to Collect on a Nonexistent Debt, This Man Fought Back. Andrew Therrien took the harassment personally, and set out to find out who was behind it.

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Competitive creative dog grooming is an activity that makes dogs into an art medium. The documentary short Well Groomed follows two creative dog groomers through the biggest such contest at Groom Expo.

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Ada Blackjack, the Forgotten Sole Survivor of an Odd Arctic Expedition. She didn't know how to shoot or trap, but she had to make it back to her young son.

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The American Savings Crisis, Explained. Even if we could build savings in this economy, it wouldn't be worth the effort.

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12 Heroic U.S. Military Chaplains. They didn't want to kill, but served by their own sacrifice.

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