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16 Isaac Asimov Predictions That Totally Came True
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16 Isaac Asimov Predictions That Totally Came True

In 1964, American author and biochemist, Isaac Asimov published an

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The 7 Worst Subway Disasters In New York City History
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The 7 Worst Subway Disasters In New York City History

Although disasters like derailments and crashes are rare in the New

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13 Very Famous, Very Funny People Rejected From ‘Saturday Night Live’
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13 Very Famous, Very Funny People Rejected From ‘Saturday Night Live’

Saturday Night Live is one of the longest running shows

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17 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Broad City’
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17 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Broad City’

Broad City was Comedy Central’s 2014 breakout comedy starring Abbi Jacobson

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17 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’
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17 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia is entering its tenth season this

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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee
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7 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee

How many people do you know that can star their

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The Origins Of 7 Curse Words
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The Origins Of 7 Curse Words

Whenever I would get in trouble for cursing as a

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13 Quotes About Growing Old And Staying Young
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13 Quotes About Growing Old And Staying Young

Getting older isn’t easy but being young ain’t all that

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The Best 9 Movies Based On Real Bad Criminals
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The Best 9 Movies Based On Real Bad Criminals

Though crime is never not tragic, the personalities who commit

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17 Things You Didn’t Know About New York City History
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17 Things You Didn’t Know About New York City History

New York City has a rich and vibrant history. While

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17 Ayn Rand Quotes For Very Selfish People
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17 Ayn Rand Quotes For Very Selfish People

Ayn Rand, the author of Atlas Shrugged and founder of Objectivism, was

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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Interview’
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7 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Interview’

1. Rogen and Franco developed the idea years ago after

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9 Scandalous Historical Facts About Lipstick
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9 Scandalous Historical Facts About Lipstick

1. In ancient Egypt, much like in 16th century Europe, lipstick

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The 13 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions
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The 13 Most Popular New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s resolutions are a secular tradition, celebrated for thousands

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19 Shakespearean Insults We Need To Bring Back
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19 Shakespearean Insults We Need To Bring Back

1.“Thou art like a toad; ugly and venomous.” – As You Like

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9 Christmas Books That’ll Make Great Last Minute Gifts
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9 Christmas Books That’ll Make Great Last Minute Gifts

It doesn’t matter what genre you’re into, whether it’s chick-lit,

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17 Books Lisa Simpson Read That You Should Read Too
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17 Books Lisa Simpson Read That You Should Read Too

Lisa Simpson, the 8-year-old genius daughter on The Simpsons, was always intended

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The 18 Dumbest Laws In New York Still In Effect
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The 18 Dumbest Laws In New York Still In Effect

1. There is fine of $25 for flirting. Second violators are

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The 9 Types Of Intelligence No One Ever Talks About
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The 9 Types Of Intelligence No One Ever Talks About

In Howard Garner’s book Frames of Mind: The Theory of

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7 TV Shows You Didn’t Realize Were Based On Books
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7 TV Shows You Didn’t Realize Were Based On Books

1. Friday Night Lights While many know the critically-acclaimed television

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The 15 Best-Selling Books Of All Time Are A Little Surprising
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The 15 Best-Selling Books Of All Time Are A Little Surprising

Though this list isn’t truly quantifiable in its most precise

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The 7 Best Literary Feuds In History
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The 7 Best Literary Feuds In History

Just because two authors are great doesn’t mean they get

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7 Characters In American Horror Story Based On Real (Scary) People
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7 Characters In American Horror Story Based On Real (Scary) People

Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk’s horror anthology series American Horror Story is

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10 Movies Based On Comic Books That Aren’t About Superheroes
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10 Movies Based On Comic Books That Aren’t About Superheroes

For those who are more than a little unimpressed with

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11 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Annie’
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11 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Annie’

The 1982 film Annie, starring Aileen Quinn, about a curly, red-headed orphan

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