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The Gobbledy Gooker: Wrestling's Most Bizarre Gimmick, 25 Years Later

Paul DeBenedetto

A debut so perplexing, it elicited angry boos from the crowd gathered to watch WWF's Survivor Series.

16 Things You Might Not Know About 'Mystery Science Theater 3000'

Jennifer M Wood

As it turns out, human beings can withstand a whole lot of bad acting, sloppy pacing, and ridiculous dialogue.

WWI Centennial: The New KKK

Erik Sass

What Julia Child’s Thanksgiving Was Like

Shaunacy Ferro

Not as fancy as you’d expect.

20 Foods You Might Not Know Were Named After Places

Bess Lovejoy

Wines and cheeses aren't the only foods that can be traced back to a place on the map.

Black Friday Not Your Thing? Try 'Civilised Saturday'

Kate Horowitz

British bookstores will offer butler service, mulled wine, and hand massages to customers seeking a more serene shopping experience.

11 Brilliant Gifts for the Dog Lover in Your Life

Michele Debczak

Whether they own a dog or not, any canine enthusiast can appreciate these gifts.

Remembering 'WKRP's' "Turkeys Away"

Jake Rossen

It's the best Thanksgiving special about misguided turkey delivery ever made.

How Are Balloons Chosen for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Stacy Conradt

Tattoo Artist Bang Bang Collects Ink From His Celebrity Clients

Andrew LaSane

The New York-based artist shares his favorite tattoo stories in a new book.

This Bedding Lets Children Achieve Their Dreams of Becoming a Sith Lord

Rebecca OConnell

Little ones afraid of the dark (side) can also opt to snuggle up next to Chewbacca.

A Dutch Solar Bike Lane Produced Enough Energy to Power Homes for a Year

Shaunacy Ferro

Over the course of a year, one Dutch town's solar bike lanes have performed even better than expected.

4 Ways 3D Printing Could Take Thanksgiving to New Heights

Janet Burns

Popular Science’s totally gobble-able roundup of ways 3D printing could transform the Thanksgiving feast inspired us to dig up a few more.

The Theory of General Relativity Turns 100 Today

Janet Burns

It was the end result of a line of inquiry that led “not to a disavowal of Newton’s theory of gravitation, but to a sublimation or supplement of it,” as Einstein told The New York Times in 1919.

People Who Use Standing Desks Sit More at Home, Study Finds

Shaunacy Ferro

Don’t feel too bad about not hopping on the standing-desk trend.