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11 Movies That Could Have Starred Tom Cruise

Jennifer M Wood

Before he was Ethan Hunt, Tom Cruise could have been Edward Scissorhands.

This Video of Sandwiches from Around the World Will Make You Hungry

Hannah Keyser

Watch a Computer Program Sing '90s Power Ballads

Erin McCarthy

The Most Popular High School Plays and Musicals by Decade

Caitlin Schneider

As the numbers show, you can always count on old standards.

15 Pieces of Classical Music That Showed Up in 'Looney Tunes'

Mark Mancini

Hide Your Bed on the Ceiling With This Clever System

Shaunacy Ferro

Small apartment? No problem. Just roll your bed up in the morning.

How Thomas Jefferson Reinterpreted the Bible

Caitlin Schneider

Years after he wrote the Declaration of Independence, Jefferson made a project of the Bible—cutting and pasting four different translations to create 'The Life and Morals of Jesus of Nazareth.�

Genetic Alteration Keeps Chickens From Caring For Their Eggs

Shaunacy Ferro

Suppressing a gene makes chickens more likely to abandon their eggs to the cold (and to the farmer who will sell them).

16 Fascinating Facts About 'Purple Rain'

Roger Cormier

No purifying yourself in the waters of Lake Minnetonka required.

Did Disney Steal the Idea for Epcot?

Stacy Conradt

The family of Robert M. Jaffray, an Air Force veteran, claims he's the one responsible for the "World Showcase."

There's a New Harry Potter Movie Coming! (But It's Not About THAT Harry Potter)

Erin McCarthy

In a bizarre bit of news hitting just as the Boy Who Lived turns 35, we’re getting another Harry Potter movie—just not the Harry Potter movie most of us were were hoping for.

The Lengths Vodka Marketing Has Gone to Make the Spirit Mainstream

Clair McLafferty

Since 1967, it’s been the best-selling white spirit in the U.S. But despite its prevalence, vodka took a while to catch on.

Own a Piece of Television History With 'Mad Men' Auction

Caitlin Schneider

Fourteen hundred of the super stylish items used or worn by Don, Joan, Peggy and the rest of the Mad Men cast are up for sale at auction.

8 Glossy Facts About Nail Polish

Sarah Grossbart

You've mastered the half-moon and know exactly what shades are on trend (greige? Marsala?). Still, there's plenty more to learn about the polish you swipe on your fingers and toes.

The Missing Links: The Gigantic Facebook WiFi Drone

Colin Patrick

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