The Best Historical Movies That are Also (Mostly) Accurate

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The Best Historical Movies That are Also (Mostly) Accurate. Each is paired with an alternative that doesn't quite follow the history books.

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Why the Devil Plays the Fiddle. It all began with the sinful pleasure people took in instrumental music.

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The Botulism Outbreak That Gave Rise to America’s Food Safety System. People didn't quite trust canned food when they first encountered it, with good reason.

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8 Insults Made Up of a Noun and a Verb. They may be old, but they are still memorable and cutting.

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America’s Oldest Surviving Roadside Attraction. Lucy the Elephant was built in 1882 in what is now Margate, New Jersey.

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39 Lessons You Had To Learn The Hard, Painful Way. Like they say: good choices come from experience, and experience comes from bad choices.

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Mexico Won The World Cosplay Summit With Street Fighter II. Their acrobatic performance is spot on.

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12 Secrets of College Admissions Officers. High school students should prepare early to impress them.

Celebrate the Holidays With the 2020 Harry Potter Funko Pop Advent Calendar

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Funko

Though the main book series and movie franchise are long over, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter remains in the spotlight as one of the most popular properties in pop-culture. The folks at Funko definitely know this, and every year the company releases a new Advent calendar based on the popular series so fans can count down to the holidays with their favorite characters.

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Right now, you can pre-order the 2020 edition of Funko's popular Harry Potter Advent calendar, and if you do it through Amazon, you'll even get it on sale for 33 percent off, bringing the price down from $60 to just $40.

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Over the course of the holiday season, the Advent calendar allows you to count down the days until Christmas, starting on December 1, by opening one of the tiny, numbered doors on the appropriate day. Each door is filled with a surprise Pocket Pop! figurine—but outside of the trio of Harry, Hermione, and Ron, the company isn't revealing who you'll be getting just yet.

Calendars will start shipping on October 15, but if you want a head start, go to Amazon to pre-order yours at a discount.

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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.