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The Jazz Age on Film

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The Jazz Age on Film. In anticipation of Baz Luhrmann's new film The Great Gatsby, here's a look at those who went before.
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A woman who never bet on the horses before tried her hand at the Kentucky Derby. She hit the superfecta, the first four finishers, and won $28,500!  
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Toni Larroux Has Maybe The Funniest Obituary Ever. And now people across the country who never knew her wished they did.
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5 Life Lessons From the Harry Potter Series.
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An ad for a concentrated juice drink has a twist ending that will make you watch it twice. And if you're tender-hearted, get a hanky ready
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A statue of Lady Justice perches 100 feet up atop the Marion County courthouse in Ohio. But now, a remote control helicopter is stuck on her sword, adding a modern touch to the scene.
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See a dog riding herd on sheep, er, I mean, a dog riding atop a sheep. And pictures of other adorable animals.
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What to do with the remains of a notorious bomber? Tamerlan Tsarnaev's widow won't claim his body, and several cemeteries have rejected him for burial.
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How labels like 'black' and 'working class' shape your identity. Words color our perception, even when they are randomly assigned.
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The Scientists Behind the Movies. Some of the weirdest science fiction thrillers are based on real researchers and their work.

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The Magic of Making Marbles
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The Magic of Making Marbles. An expert glassblower shows us how it's done.

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The Marriage of Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio. It burned brightly and then flamed out quickly.

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The 12 Best So-Bad-They're-Good Episodes of Star Trek. They come from four different series in the adventures of Starfleet.

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The Bizarre Case of New Zealand’s Exploding Pants. This illustrates the danger of new products that aren't thoroughly tested.

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Leather: Grown in a Lab, Without Cows. It's collagen produced by engineered yeast that is essentially the same as tanned animal skin.

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Watch a Rare Video of a Two-Faced Kitten. And learn what might cause a Janus cat to be born that way.

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5 Great Alarm Clocks for Reluctant Wakers. A novel idea could really get your attention first thing in the morning.

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Autumnal Equinox Traditions. How folks say goodbye to summer and hello to fall—at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

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The Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time
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The Story Behind the Greatest Internet Recipe Comment of All Time. It was about a brownie recipe, but it escalated quickly.

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Why Is America Losing Ground in the Contest to Grow the World’s Biggest Pumpkin? The largest of the season have been grown in Europe two out of the last three years.

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Sorry, Not Sorry: When Apologizing Makes Things Worse. Adding an apology to a rejection doesn't make you appear any better.

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Driving in Germany is Much Better than Driving in America. And, considering the size of Germany, there's a lot less of it.

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This Cosplayer Transforms Himself into Real Life Versions of Disney Heroes. Jonathan Stryker is a master at becoming a cartoon.

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How the Star Trek Punch Became the Worst Fight Move on TV. A Star Trek stunt coordinator explains why they continue to use the double-handed punch.

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23 College Secrets Your Professors Will Never Tell You. Unless you ask, which is one thing you should do.

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This Guide Will Help You Choose Your Apples Wisely. There's one for every taste and purpose.

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