What's the Best Song for a Lightsaber Battle?

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What's the Best Song for a Lightsaber Battle? Twitter users have given dozens of new soundtracks to the one substantial hand-to-hand combat scene in The Last Jedi.

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Visit a Beard That Killed Its Owner. Hans Steininger's beard was over four and half feet long, and you can still see it 450 years later.

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The Greatest Movie Villains Of All Time. A truly great villain has some kind of charm that gives you the willies, because good and evil aren't as simple as we'd like to think.

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12 Idioms That Get Lost in Translation. Check out the tomato glasses, singing apples, and cooked carrots (and what they mean).

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The Troubling Origins of the Skeletons in a New York Museum. Should victims of the Herero genocide be reburied or displayed to tell their story?

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Keep Up With Super Bowl Ads With the Super Bowl LII Ad Tracker. See the best part of the game before the game without having to watch the game.

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6 Books That Prove Truth is Stranger Than Fiction. Authors of nonfiction never have to worry that the plot is too implausible.

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A Handy Guide for Using the Oxford Comma. You can print it out, or just remember the magic implied phrase.

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.

Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own?

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Why Can We Hear Others' Footsteps, But Not Our Own? Brain experiments shed light on our personal filters.

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Stilt Fishing in Sri Lanka. Homemade stilts driven into the sand make for a grueling yet productive haul.

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11 Horror Movies it's Safe to Watch With Your Kids. They don't cross the line from scary to traumatizing, but you'll still want to check the details.

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Tracing the Mysterious “Turks” of South Carolina Back to the Revolutionary War. Hundreds of descendants of Joseph Benenhaley still live in Sumter County.

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The Dad-Joke Doctrine. Clean and simple jokes are embarrassing, comforting, and they bond generations together.

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A Dog With Cancer Got a New, 3D-Printed Titanium Skull. Patches is a pioneer for what might some day be available for human patients.

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The Wardrobe Team at Saturday Night Live Works With No Margin for Error. Costume changes have been done in as little as 10 seconds.

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The 19th Century Manual That Claimed the Color Blue Could Cure All Ills. Augustus J. Pleasanton was responsible for the "blue glass craze."

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