Disney's Fascinating Dark Phase of the 1970s and 1980s

A scene from Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
A scene from Disney's Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983).
Walt Disney Productions

Exploring Disney's Fascinating Dark Phase of the 1970s and '80s. Trying to appeal to teenagers left some odd films in their lineup.

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Meet France's Mr. Potato Head. Antoine-Augustin Parmentier disagreed with the law that said American potatoes were unfit for human consumption.

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These Are 50 Of The Biggest Fake News Hits On Facebook In 2017. The top articles are not political, but salacious tabloid crime stories.

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The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018. " ... for every amusingly wrong prediction, there’s one unnervingly close to the mark."

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What's the Smallest Hole a Mouse Can Squeeze Through? Do not miss the video of the shrew with homemade sound effects.

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Young Student Secretly Photographs People with Hidden Spy Cam in the 1890s. The candid shots from the streets of Oslo are much more revealing than the portraits of the era.

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Why Big Pets are Great for Small Kids. There's some truth in the "gentle giant" stereotype.

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Dear Eater: Inside the International Restaurant Chain Run by the North Korean State. It's a scheme to funnel international currency to the state, but is the food any good?

Wayfair’s Fourth of July Clearance Sale Takes Up to 60 Percent Off Grills and Outdoor Furniture

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Wayfair/Weber

This Fourth of July, Wayfair is making sure you can turn your backyard into an oasis while keeping your bank account intact with a clearance sale that features savings of up to 60 percent on essentials like chairs, hammocks, games, and grills. Take a look at some of the highlights below.

Outdoor Furniture

Brisbane bench from Wayfair
Brisbane/Wayfair

- Jericho 9-Foot Market Umbrella $92 (Save 15 percent)
- Woodstock Patio Chairs (Set of Two) $310 (Save 54 percent)
- Brisbane Wooden Storage Bench $243 (Save 62 percent)
- Kordell Nine-Piece Rattan Sectional Seating Group with Cushions $1800 (Save 27 percent)
- Nelsonville 12-Piece Multiple Chairs Seating Group $1860 (Save 56 percent)
- Collingswood Three-Piece Seating Group with Cushions $410 (Save 33 percent)

Grills and Accessories

Dyna-Glo electric smoker.
Dyna-Glo/Wayfair

- Spirit® II E-310 Gas Grill $479 (Save 17 percent)
- Portable Three-Burner Propane Gas Grill $104 (Save 20 percent)
- Digital Bluetooth Electric Smoker $224 (Save 25 percent)
- Cuisinart Grilling Tool Set $38 (Save 5 percent)

Outdoor games

American flag cornhole game.
GoSports

- American Flag Cornhole Board $57 (Save 19 percent)
- Giant Four in a Row Game $30 (Save 6 percent)
- Giant Jenga Game $119 (Save 30 percent)

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks

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Climate Change Is Coming for America’s National Parks. Imagine Glacier National Park without a glacier.

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The Chimp Who Believed She Was Human. After being raised in a human home, it took years for Lucy to learn to be an ape again.

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The Mathematical Madness of Möbius Strips and Other One-Sided Objects. A look at the history of the mind-bending field of topology

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These 1930s Housewives Were the Godmothers of Radical Consumer Activism. They protested rising food prices with the Hamtramck Meat Strike.

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Disneyland’s Fantasyland Recreated in Incredible Detail in a Basement. A railroad engineer hand-crafted his own theme park over ten years.

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The Princess Who Worked at Macy’s. The Queen of Romania also built furniture, raised poultry, and enjoyed off-roading.

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America is on the Verge of a Nursing Crisis. Our nursing schools don't have the capacity to supply our current needs, much less our future needs.

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15 Amazing Animal Reunions. It's good to know that pets lost for years might find their way home.