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The Mongolian Death Worm

Environmental Graffiti
Environmental Graffiti

The Mongolian Death Worm, Mothman, the Jersey Devil, and seven more incredible urban legends that attack from the air.

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John Green hosts our YouTube series. Yesterday he and his wife welcomed a baby girl! Everybody is very excited about Alice. Even the White House.

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The quiz about nothing: Test your knowledge of Seinfeld in this 20-question quiz or no soup for you!

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Flashback to Paul McCartney's live "Abbey Road" medley at the Music for Montserrat benefit.

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The video game giant Atari has purchased somewhere between 10 and 20 semi-trucks' worth of their repertoire's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial cartridge videogame, many of which were dumped in a New Mexico landfill nearly 20 years ago.

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So you wanna solve climate change? Here's a flowchart that'll single-handedly help you lead the way to a green revolution. (Fingers crossed.)

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Silver Dollar City's Outlaw Run, Six Flags Over Texas's Iron Rattler and three more of this summer's best roller coasters in which you can revel in sublime nausea.

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Did you happen to catch that NCAA baseball game where the Siberian husky ran onto the field and interrupted the whole thing? It's pretty cute.

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Disney's original title for The Lion King was King of the Jungle -- until they realized lions don't live in jungles! Check out 18 more pretty cool facts about the making of the 1994 iconic animated feature.

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An ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding
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BEN STANSALL, AFP/Getty Images

This ‘Outtake’ Video of the Royal Wedding is So Dumb—But So Very Enjoyable. As if it were like everyone else's wedding.

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A Lonely Avocado Searches for His Other Half in The Pits. This sweet short film, written by David Bizzaro, has been selected for more than 30 film festivals so far.

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We’ll First Find Aliens on Eyeball Planets. These are exoplanets that are tidally locked to their star, and carry a thin habitable zone in a ring shape.

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Vulture Ranks Every Star Wars Movie. Ten mini-reviews to justify the rankings include Solo without giving away too much.

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Han Solo was Almost in Revenge of the Sith. His part would have been too silly to believe.

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Deep in the Honduran Rain Forest, an Ecological SWAT Team Explores a Lost World. The diverse biology is a bigger treasure than the lost city that lured explorers there in the first place.

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Roxy, the Long Island Railroad Dog. He knew every train and its schedule, and how to get where he wanted to go.

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The Great Fertility Reversion. America's plummeting birth rate might not be as dire as it seems.

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The X-Men Movies You Never Saw
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20th Century Fox Home Entertainment

The X-Men Movies You Never Saw. Filmmakers have been pushing the comic book heroes for almost three decades.

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How The Gambia Learned to Grow Both Forests and Food. The trick is allowing communities to own, care for, and protect their pieces of the forest.

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Having Babies on Mars Is Going to Be a ‘Titanic Challenge.’ At least one scientist suggests that we start genetically modifying humans to withstand the rigors of reproduction beyond Earth.

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The Five Stages of Watching a Star Wars Movie. See them all play out this weekend as Solo opens in theaters.

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Josiah Henson, the Real Inspiration for Uncle Tom’s Cabin. He settled in Canada, where he was free to publish his life experiences.

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24 Things Princesses At Disney Parks Would Never Tell You. The job comes with strict rules and high standards, but doesn't pay well.

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Meet Gustaf Broman, the 19th Century Con Man Who Attempted to Cross the Atlantic in a Log Boat. He never expected to succeed, as he had other plans for the trip.

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19 Acclaimed Authors and Their Typewriters. Some of those machines are still around, and some are still in use.

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