In excerpts from the book Beating Back the Devil, we learn how doctors and scientists discovered AIDS. Part one, part two, and part three. (via Boing Boing)
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"Girls wanted to be her, boys wanted to date her, and old people thought she was a sign of the apocalypse, which obviously meant she was star material." The scandalous life and career of Clara Bow.
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The movie Saving Private Ryan was based on the true story of Sergeant Fritz Niland, who stumbled upon his brother's French graves in 1944. But Niland's story has a bit of a surprise ending.
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30 and Pregnant. This article is a satire piece that parodies the TV show 16 and Pregnant, but it is subtle and hits close to home for many internet citizens. (via Metafilter)
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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema ejected a woman for using a phone during a movie, which is against their rules. When she responded with an angry voice mail, they made it into a public service announcement (NSFW audio with a link to an edited version).
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Where is the strangest place you can affix a tiny camera to get a radical POV video? You won't come up with anywhere more awesome than inside a hula hoop.
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Schwarzenegger Beetles (and other celebrity species). You know you've really arrived when they name a creepy-crawly after you.