Universal Monsters: How The Wolf Man Created The First Cinematic Universe. The character wasn't their first monster, but his 1941 film tied the rest together.

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NOVA: Making Science Cool Since 1974. Learn how the acclaimed TV series got its start.

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An Investigation Into the History of the Ditz Voice. While the type of vocalizations that signal "sexy but dumb" have changed a bit over time, it is always recognized by the audience.

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How Wild Animals Self-Medicate. Animals have their own natural remedies, a phenomenon called zoopharmacognosy.

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One of the World’s Most Beautiful Castles is also a School for Wizards. Mozna Castle in Upper Silesia has a rich history and a modern incarnation as the Quatronum, a Polish version of Hogwarts.

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Kidnapped by Bigfoot. Albert Ostman spent six days with a Sasquatch family, but for some reason he didn't tell his story to the public until 1957.

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Against the Octopus. Octopuses are quite clever, but should we stop eating them?

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11 Things You Might Not Know About the U.S. Navy. The military branch knows its birthdate, but not its birthplace.