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How Michael Jackson Changed Music Forever. Play the first video while you read this …it's still awesome.
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Where 11 Beloved Novels Got Their Names. Most were nicked from other literary sources.
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Are These The Ugliest Animals In The World? The endangered species are competing to be the mascot for the Ugly Animal Preservation Society.
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Watch the annual world's largest tomato fight in Brunol, Spain. Charging admission this year didn't stop thousands of people from participating.
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To help David Letterman celebrate 20 years at CBS, Bill Murray outdid himself by showing up dressed as Liberace. He was also the first guest when the show debuted in 1993.
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Farming Taught Me That the Ordinary Life Is Worth Living. Bob Comis write about how he found a "high, simple, and useful life."
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In the new book Gaddafi’s Harem, a woman tells about becoming the dictator's sex slave at the age of 15. And she was just one of many.
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Does sending your kid to private school make you a scourge on society? It's a choice between what's best for society in general and what's best for the child you love with all your heart.
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10 Venn and Not-quite-Venn Diagrams. And how to tell the difference.

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Welcome to the Year of the Dog
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Happy Chinese New Year! Welcome to the Year of the Dog.

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The Evolution of Marvel’s Black Panther. Introduced in 1966, the character hits the big screen this weekend.

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The Very Real History of Death Stars. Germany, the Soviet Union, and the U.S. have all drawn up plans for weaponized satellites.

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The Karate Kid gets a modern makeover with Cobra Kai. Daniel and Johnny will revive their unresolved conflicts as older adults in the YouTube Red series.

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How the “Heart Balm Racket” Convinced America That Women Were Up to No Good. Sensational cases of gold diggers meant the end of breach of promise lawsuits.

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What Europe's Oldest Wine Tells Us About Ancient Sicilians. Samples hidden in a cave thousands of years ago hold clues to their everyday lives.

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15 of the World's Most Stunning Winter Destinations. You still have time to book a trip before the tourist season starts.

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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters
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10 Weird Facts About Lobsters. If they were designed as movie aliens, they would be too implausible.

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Making Artificial Earthquakes with a Four-Ton Steel Ball. Get out of the way when it's dropped in the name of science!

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Jerry Lewis in The Bellboy. It wasn't a typical Jerry Lewis movie, but it worked.

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The Incinerator House. Artist Ron Fleming turned an abandoned industrial structure into a home and a work of art.

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Why Adam Rippon Didn’t Win. He finished behind two competitors who fell because of the complicated math of figure skating.

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Was Young Luke Skywalker a Selfless Hero or a Freeloader? Luke took advantage of the Rebel Alliance in using an X-wing or two as his personal vehicle, but a commenter refutes that argument in style.

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15 'Trials of the Century' and the Media Frenzies That Accompanied Them. Because true crime is more fascinating than fiction.

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