Albert Einstein's Forgotten Inventions

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Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

Albert Einstein's Forgotten Inventions. He held patents on a wide range of devices, from a refrigerator to a blouse.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Play the Forgotten Kennedy Sister in New Biopic. Rosemary Kennedy was the one who was deliberately kept out of the headlines.

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The Indestructable Alkemade. The World War II gunner survived an 18,000-foot fall without a parachute when his plane was destroyed.

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Lando's Droid is Liable to Steal the Solo Movie. L3-37 will be played by Phoebe Waller-Bridge in motion capture and voice.

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The King of the Cats. An old folktale in England concerning cats takes many forms, told in different ways in different areas.

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The Truth Behind the Pope’s Ruby Red Slippers. The tradition has been handed down through centuries.

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How the Winter Olympics became the X Games. It's all about the spectators.

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10 Carnival Traditions From Around the World. The lead-up to Lent is a party wherever you go.

How the Elvis 68 Comeback Special Happened Despite Colonel Parker

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Hulton Archive/Getty Images

How the Elvis 68 Comeback Special Happened Despite Colonel Parker. Fifty years ago, a new generation discovered the hidden power of Elvis Presley.

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Sharknado Says Goodbye With a T-Rex Fight and Neil deGrasse Tyson. The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time ends the series with every idea that wasn't plausible enough for the first five movies.

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Nightmare Bosses. Eight stories that will make you feel better about your supervisor.

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19 Teacher Instagram Hacks That Will Make This School Year The Best One Yet. Some would be just as useful at home.

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Here's How To Get The Most Out Of A Short Vacation. A couple of days off can do a lot for your mental health.

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Turning Fatbergs Into Fuel. Scientists are working on a a way to burn them right there in the sewer.

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Pictures from the 2018 British Beard and Moustache Championships. These guys are both growers and showers.

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15 Surprising Facts About Marco Polo. He wasn't the first European to visit China, but the first to write a bestseller about it.

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies

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Warner Home Video

6 of the Scariest Fictional Secret Societies. We've seen the movies, and we are just glad that they are fictional.

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The 6 Most Epically Pointless Arguments on Wikipedia. No detail is too small or obscure to fight about.

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Try an Online Artificial Intelligence Image Generator. Enter some text, and let an algorithm present its best guess for you.

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Half-Hanged Maggie and Other Survivors of the Gallows. Eight people who refused to die by hanging.

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Two Billion Years Ago, Andromeda Ate the Milky Way’s Sibling. It may have left some remains as a much smaller galaxy.

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European Printmakers Had No Idea What Colonial American Cities Looked Like, So They Just Made Stuff Up. They assumed that the New World couldn't be that different from what they'd seen at home.

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How to be Happier. Notes from a Yale University course on happiness.

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15 Blissfully Cool Facts About Ice. Just reading about it may cool you down a little.

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