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The famous Aaron Burr “Got Milk?” ad from 1993 was directed by Michael Bay.

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From a Superdome press release early Sunday: "Defying the odds, the 37-year-old building has entered a new 'Golden Age.'"

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The Most Interesting Comics of the Week

Rich Barrett

'Our Expanding Universe' and 'Platinum End.'

6 Rules for Touching Humans, Based on Science

Starre Vartan

Rule #3: Touch is a language too.

Pump Yourself Up With This Supercut of Speeches From Sports Movies

Anna Green

Sure, there are two minutes left in the fourth quarter, and the opposing team's up by 20, but you got this.

102-Year-Old Missing Shipwreck Discovered in Lake Huron

Caitlin Schneider

The SS 'Hydrus' was a victim of the worst Great Lakes storm on record.

This High-Tech Cup Will Tell You When It's Time to Hydrate

Anna Green

This smart cup monitors how much water you drink every day—and tells you when it’s time to drink more.

15 Things You Should Know About Robert Indiana's 'LOVE'

Kristy Puchko

Learn the heartbreaking history of the ubiquitous artwork.

How the Zoological Society of London Helps People Overcome Arachnophobia

Anna Green

The Friendly Spider Program combines cognitive behavioral therapy, group hypnosis, and playtime with actual spiders.

Finally, a Scientific Definition of 'Stupid'

Kirstin Fawcett

Researchers teamed up to decide what makes a behavior or action truly idiotic.

The Science Behind Why Airplane Wings Wobble in Turbulence

Michele Debczak

They're doing exactly what they're supposed to do.

Why You Shouldn't Scare Your Cat With a Cucumber

Kirstin Fawcett

It's funny, but it's also anxiety-provoking.

Why This Scientist Thinks Humans Won’t Go Farther Than Mars

Michele Debczak

Even if we can, that doesn't mean we'll want to.

A New 3-Minute Test Diagnoses Lewy Body Dementia

Jordan Rosenfeld

Lewy Body Dementia affects an estimated 1.4 million people in the U.S.; Robin Williams had it.

Bats Use Figure Skater–Like Moves to Land Upside Down

Shaunacy Ferro

Bats use inertia provided by their heavy wings to land upside down.

The Missing Links: The First 'Zoolander 2' Trailer

Colin Patrick

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