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13 Movies Finished After an Actor’s Death
Movies

13 Movies Finished After an Actor’s Death

The death of an actor can hit the public hard,

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Don’t Get Pregnant Until You Know These 10 Weird Pregnancy Facts
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Don’t Get Pregnant Until You Know These 10 Weird Pregnancy Facts

Every new and expecting mom hears hundreds of pieces of

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Shakespeare Did It Too: Weird Words The Bard Made Common
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Shakespeare Did It Too: Weird Words The Bard Made Common

It’s a common experience for the younger generation to be

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Space Farts and Other Downsides to Being An Astronaut
Science

Space Farts and Other Downsides to Being An Astronaut

Every kid dreams of being an astronaut when they grow

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The Startling Connection Between Bad Handwriting and Death
Lifestyle

The Startling Connection Between Bad Handwriting and Death

Every year thousands of people go to their doctors looking

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The Unknown Origin of Monopoly Will Change The Game Completely
History

The Unknown Origin of Monopoly Will Change The Game Completely

Most of us think we know a little bit about

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The Bizarre Naming Trend That Will Leave You Completely Confused
Lifestyle

The Bizarre Naming Trend That Will Leave You Completely Confused

Imagine that you have a kid. You name her Emily.

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Don’t Cut Your Horse and Other Weird Sports Rules
Sports

Don’t Cut Your Horse and Other Weird Sports Rules

Every sport needs rules. Most sports even have rules that

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The Unexpected Ancient Drumming That Took Over the West Coast
Music

The Unexpected Ancient Drumming That Took Over the West Coast

In ancient Japan, there was a drum that was used

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The Mummy Wears Earrings and Other Strange Facts About Piercing
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The Mummy Wears Earrings and Other Strange Facts About Piercing

Piercing is one of the world’s oldest forms of body

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80% Of Americans Believe DNA Is Dangerous
Food

80% Of Americans Believe DNA Is Dangerous

You may have seen some headlines recently stating that 80%

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You Won’t Believe These Laws Were Passed in 2014
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You Won’t Believe These Laws Were Passed in 2014

Most people have seen the lists of weird, antiquated laws

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A Fact For Every State
Geography

A Fact For Every State

Despite the fact that few people can visit and explore

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9 Times Disney Killed The Parents
Movies

9 Times Disney Killed The Parents

Disney is known as the bastion of kid’s movies, a

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11 Amazing Facts About Miyazaki
Movies

11 Amazing Facts About Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki is the founder of Studio Ghibli, the Japanese

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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books
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6 Oscar Nominees Based On Books

2015 was a big year for novel to movie adaptations,

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11 Dangerous Fashion Trends
Lifestyle

11 Dangerous Fashion Trends

Beauty is pain, or so we’ve been led to believe

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Ways to Replace the Word Nice
Lifestyle

Ways to Replace the Word Nice

Nice is a notoriously non-descriptive word. For writers, its a

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YA Novels of the 90s
Books

YA Novels of the 90s

The 2000s saw an explosion of young adult literature that is

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23 of the Most Beautiful Words in English
Lifestyle

23 of the Most Beautiful Words in English

Not everyone agrees on what’s beautiful, but some words just

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9 of the Weirdest Ben and Jerry’s Flavors
Food

9 of the Weirdest Ben and Jerry’s Flavors

Ice cream, as we all know, is the reason for

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5 Identities You’ve Never Heard Of
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5 Identities You’ve Never Heard Of

Identity politics has started to play a large role in

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The Science World’s Greatest Scandals
Science

The Science World’s Greatest Scandals

Science has inarguably done many things to make the world

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11 Explosive Facts About Vesuvius and Pompeii
Geography History Science

11 Explosive Facts About Vesuvius and Pompeii

It’s well known that the city of Pompeii was destroyed

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5 Disney Movies To Look Forward To
Movies

5 Disney Movies To Look Forward To

Disney and Pixar have built their legacies on quality animated