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Elvis Presley’s '68 Comeback Special Revealed a Past Sin

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Elvis Presley’s '68 Comeback Special Revealed a Past Sin. There's a complicated story behind one line of lyrics sung incorrectly 50 years ago.

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Is This Jockey on the Verge of Stardom? Despite injuries, 23-year-old Drayden Van Dyke keeps winning million-dollar races.

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The Rube Goldberg Cake Server. This inventive chain reaction sequence involves melting butter, crashing ceramics, and a baby playing with a phone.

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The Rise and Demise of the AAirpass, American Airlines’ $250k Lifetime Ticket. Two men took more than 10,000 flights before their passes were revoked. 

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Here's What Comfort Food Looks Like Around The World. With links to recipes so you can try that comfort.

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Jelly Mario is a free browser game that combines Super Mario Bros. with QWOP. The surreal physics experiment by Stefan Hedman is like playing a familiar game after too many martinis.

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Inside the High-Tech Plot to Save the Northern White Rhino from Extinction. The last male is gone, but his stem cells and DNA have been preserved.

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The U.S.S. Akron: One of the Worst Airship Disasters in U.S. History. It crashed earlier and killed more people than the Hindenburg.

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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks
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How to Enjoy Baseball When Your Team Really Sucks. There's always something good to focus on.

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Two Centuries Before Mandela, This Xhosa Hero Died Escaping Robben Island. Makhanda was arrested in 1819.

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Nikola Tesla's Cat and Other Feline Fascinations. Quite a few cats have left their mark on history.

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The Best Notes Found in Used Books. The marginalia includes criticism, recommendations, dedications, out-of-context communications, snark, spoilers, secret code, and jokes.

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Batman Wants To Join the Marvel Universe. But is he good enough to get in?

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See the Winners of the Dog Photographer Of The Year Awards. Judging must have been difficult, because they are all good dogs.

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These Drawings By J.R.R. Tolkien Bring Middle-Earth To Life. Was there no end to the man's talents?

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10 Travel Apps for Trotting the Globe on a Budget. The internet is a shortcut to finding the best bargains, no matter where you are.

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How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels
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Aliens and Terminator 2: How James Cameron Crafts Perfect Sequels. There's still no hope for another Titanic story.

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How Exactly Does Binary Code Work? Learn how "off" and "on" leads to everything you see on the internet.

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25 Years Ago, Sleepless In Seattle Found the Romantic Hiding in the Cynic. Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks made a love story in which the principals didn't meet until the very end.

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When a DNA Test Shatters Your Identity. Unexpected results happen so often that support groups have formed to help people deal with the trauma.

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33 Clever Copycat Recipes For Your Favorite Chain Restaurants. These are particularly helpful when you live far away from those eateries.

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How Inclusive are Beauty Brands Around the World? Depending on where you live, you might not be able to find foundation makeup that matches your skin color.

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Community Plumbing: A Tribute to the Neighborhood Hardware Store. They are a reminder of how real-world skills can be developed to fix what's wrong.

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10 Movies That Were Banned in China. Some of the reasons might have you scratching your head.

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