14 Fascinating Facts About ‘Schindler’s List’

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Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning magnum opus was also technically his student film.

See Manhattan as It Looked in 1609

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The Welikia Project maps the ecology of New York City through the centuries.

Bookstore Offered Sleepovers After Accidentally Locking a Tourist in for the Night

Rebecca OConnell

After Texan tourist David Willis got trapped in the bookstore, others wanted a similar treatment.

Watch 13 Minutes of Japan’s Cutest Rube Goldberg Machines

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Kids’ TV show Pitagora Suitchi makes science fun.

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10 Facts About Mascara (to Help You Lash Out)

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Your favorite lengthening, volumizing, and curling formula has come along way since the ancient Egyptians donned kohl and crocodile dung.

The Missing Links: Real Lightsabers Might Not Be Impossible

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Become the Hobbit You've Always Wanted to Be in This Cool Tree House

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Your home away from the Shire.

Tired of Shaving? Zap Your Skin Smooth With a Laser Razor

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A new Kickstarter wants to bring laser hair removal home.

17 Computer-Generated Hipster Baby Names No One Else Has Yet

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Expecting? Here's your chance to name your baby Ulssand (before it becomes cool).

Shakespeare’s Plays to be Translated into Modern English

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Thirty-six playwrights will create performable translations of all 39 original plays.

Watch IKEA's First-Ever Fashion Show

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Viewing the high fashion collections from the comfort of your laptop is a guaranteed way to avoid an IKEA fight with your S.O.

The First-Ever Loch Ness Monster Sighting

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The first photo of Nessie was taken in 1934. But the first mention of the lake-bound monster? An account of a sighting back in 564 CE.

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