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How Secret Tunnels Came to Be Discovered Under the Playboy Mansion
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How Secret Tunnels Came to Be Discovered Under the Playboy Mansion

Sometimes a salacious celebrity story is so incredible, it’s hard

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Beyond April Fool’s Day: Other Holidays That Involve Pranks
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Beyond April Fool’s Day: Other Holidays That Involve Pranks

April Fool’s Day is a day in countries all over

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A Full Timeline of ‘Jurassic Park’, From Michael Crichton to Chris Pratt
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A Full Timeline of ‘Jurassic Park’, From Michael Crichton to Chris Pratt

As we gear up for this June’s release of Jurassic

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30 Things You Should Know About Selena on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death
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30 Things You Should Know About Selena on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez was a pioneer in the Tejano music scene

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17 Facts About Eric Clapton For His 70th Birthday
Music

17 Facts About Eric Clapton For His 70th Birthday

Eric Clapton turns 70 this week, so let’s celebrate this

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30 Facts For the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Breakfast Club’
Movies

30 Facts For the 30th Anniversary of ‘The Breakfast Club’

The Breakfast Club recently turned 30 years old, so let’s

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How Richard III Came to Be Buried Under an English Parking Lot
History

How Richard III Came to Be Buried Under an English Parking Lot

Richard III, the infamously villainous Yorkist king, had his body

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9 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day
History

9 Surprising Facts About St. Patrick’s Day

How much do you know about St. Patrick’s Day? You

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Kanye’s Air, J.D. Salinger’s Toilet and the Other Weirdest Celebrity Items Sold on eBay
Pop Culture

Kanye’s Air, J.D. Salinger’s Toilet and the Other Weirdest Celebrity Items Sold on eBay

There have been some incredible celebrity items sold on eBay:

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When Social Media Does More: Hashtags That Have Made a Difference
Pop Culture

When Social Media Does More: Hashtags That Have Made a Difference

Hashtags are a great way to succinctly give context to

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11 Spectacular Natural Sites Too Weird to Believe Actually Exist
Science Travel

11 Spectacular Natural Sites Too Weird to Believe Actually Exist

We’re all familiar with the world’s major natural wonders, but

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Patricia Arquette’s Incredible Speech, and 8 Other Times the Oscars Got Political
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Patricia Arquette’s Incredible Speech, and 8 Other Times the Oscars Got Political

1. Patricia Arquette and Gender Equality Many awards winners will

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The Best and Weirdest Firsthand Advice For Living An Unnaturally Long Life
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The Best and Weirdest Firsthand Advice For Living An Unnaturally Long Life

There’s a lot of advice floating around for how to

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Everything You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Presidents’ Day
History

Everything You Didn’t Know You Didn’t Know About Presidents’ Day

How much do you know about Presidents’ Day? It’s in

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The Hubble Smiley Face and Other Crazy Things Found In Space
Science

The Hubble Smiley Face and Other Crazy Things Found In Space

Space is full of unfathomable craziness. But once in a

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What Virginia Woolf Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Books
Books Quotes

What Virginia Woolf Can Teach Us About Life, Love, and Books

This weekend we saw what would have been Virginia Woolf’s

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Dates With Strangers, Long-Distance Potato Salad, and Other Outrageous Kickstarter Rewards
Lifestyle Pop Culture

Dates With Strangers, Long-Distance Potato Salad, and Other Outrageous Kickstarter Rewards

When trying to get people to donate to your crowdfunding

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Antarctic Ice Fish, Mountain Octopi, and Other Animals Found In Crazy Places
Science

Antarctic Ice Fish, Mountain Octopi, and Other Animals Found In Crazy Places

Every once in a while, an animal is found in

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The Real Sheriff Bob Marley Shot, and Other Songs You’ve Always Misunderstood
Music

The Real Sheriff Bob Marley Shot, and Other Songs You’ve Always Misunderstood

There are some songs we all know the stories behind.

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Saying Goodbye to SkyMall With 17 of Their Worst Products Ever Sold
Lifestyle

Saying Goodbye to SkyMall With 17 of Their Worst Products Ever Sold

Last week, SkyMall, the magazine found in airplane seat back

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How Jack Kerouac Married His Way Out Of Jail And 13 Other Facts About The Author
Books Geography

How Jack Kerouac Married His Way Out Of Jail And 13 Other Facts About The Author

If you were ever a book-crazy teenager with a heart

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23 Things You May Not Know About This Year’s Oscar Nominees
Movies

23 Things You May Not Know About This Year’s Oscar Nominees

The 2015 Oscar nominations were announced last week. Now that

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The Real Historical Figures Behind the Movie ‘Selma’
History Movies

The Real Historical Figures Behind the Movie ‘Selma’

  Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King was probably

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17 Comic Book Crossovers Too Weird To Believe
Pop Culture

17 Comic Book Crossovers Too Weird To Believe

When a comic has been running long enough (or even

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14 Cautionary Tales of A.I. Gone Wrong
Pop Culture Science

14 Cautionary Tales of A.I. Gone Wrong

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and hundreds of other scientists and

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