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The Return of the Twinkie

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Hostess Twinkies are due to return to stores today, although some Walmart stores had them for sale last Friday. The new product will have almost twice the shelf life of the old Twinkies.
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When new author Robert Galbraith was outed as JK Rowling, the sales of The Cuckoo's Calling shot through the roof. Rowling says she wished she could have kept the secret a little longer.
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12 Innovations From The 1950s That We Still Use Today. About half of them took twenty years to become general use for the masses.
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10 of the Most Cryptic Texts in the World. At least one of them has to be complete gibberish and we've all been trolled by history.
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This band has a real bounce in their beat! Looks cool, but it can't be easy to play that way.
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I Was Killed By A Shark In Sharknado. Ryan Budds' account of the filming of the latest SyFy original implausible monster movie.
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Washington state's new marijuana rules set limits for "marijuana-infused" products, but what about hash? Various interpretations could legalize it or ban it, or maybe something in between.
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A Saudi princess was arrested in California on human trafficking charges. She paid the $5 million in bail but has no servants left back at the condominium.
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The colorful lionfish and 3 other invasive species we should be eating. You can have your expanded fishy fare; I'll take the free-range bacon.
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9 Lost and Found Airplanes. Airplanes get lost more than you realize; here are 6 more.

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Breaking Bad: An Oral History
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The Oral History of Breaking Bad. The people behind the groundbreaking show tell its story to celebrate the tenth anniversary of its premiere.

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Why We Didn’t See the Knights of Ren in The Last Jedi. Director Rian Johnson explains that there's nothing nefarious about their absence.

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The Little-Known History of Seafaring Pets. Sailors have been accompanied on voyages by dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, rabbits, and other animals—and not all of them were for dinner.

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A Neopets Romance. This married couple met online when they were 10 and 12 years old.

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How Americans of the 1960s Really Felt About Nuclear Fallout Shelters. Michigan State University surveyed 3514 adults about their feelings regarding preparedness for a nuclear war.

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Why Paris’s Greatest Art Nouveau Metro Stop Is No More. The Bastille station was the greatest of 141 metro stations designed by Hector Guimard at the turn of the 20th century.

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Your Coworkers are Not Your Friends. A bit of formality is appropriate among people who did not choose who they spend all day with.

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10 Graves That Are Remarkably Secure. They keep grave robbers out and zombies in.

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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You?
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Is Sitting Too Close to the TV Really Bad for You? No, but there's a reason behind why people still think so.

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10 Misconceptions About U.S. Immigration. Every wave of newcomers has encountered resistance from those already here.

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21 Facts You Might Not Know About Rodney Dangerfield. He got no respect, but we'll never forget him.

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Watch a Man Build a Log Cabin by Himself in Four Minutes. It actually took months, but this is a fascinating yet relaxing time-lapse version.

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How Montana Gold Rushers Literally Threw Away a Fortune in Sapphires. Yogo Gulch still produces some of the finest sapphires in the world.

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New Details Emerge About Solo: A Star Wars Story. Including an official synopsis.

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The Starbucks Logo Has A Secret You’ve Never Noticed. She was too perfect to be real before a small design change.

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8 Major Milestones in Facial Transplant Surgeries. What was recently thought impossible has been accomplished quite a few times.

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