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When Romania's Ruler Went Medieval on the Ottomans

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When Romania's Ruler Went Medieval on the Ottomans. Forget Dracula, the reign of Vlad the Impaler was all the more horrific because it really happened.

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Why The Blob (1988) Is One of the Best Horror Remakes Ever. It was lost in a flood of remakes in the '80s, but deserves another look.

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What Shapes Are Things in Outer Space? Seven astronomers and physicists tell us what they know.

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The 'Million Dollar Mermaid' Who Urged Women To Be Physically Free. Champion swimmer Annette Kellerman was arrested for wearing a workable swimsuit.

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Trees 'Sleep' at Night. The 24-hour cycle is universal for life on earth.

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Fake Avengers Fakes. Since there aren't enough bootleg knockoff toys to make fun of, Obvious Plant made some that are just awful enough to believe. 

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The Diva Who Grew Her Own Exotic Kingdom. Madame Ganna Walska was known for her marriages, her failed opera career, and her garden Lotusland.

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Layla in Real Life: 10 Songs Written About Pattie Boyd. She's the closest rock music has to a universal muse.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2
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2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2. Basically, if you liked the first Deadpool, you'll love this one, too.

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Pulling Off the Perfect Power Nap. A half-hour nap is good, but a longer nap is even better.

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Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression. Studies of twins separated at birth are shedding new light on how nature and nurture work together to create who we are.

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The Ultimate Senior Prank. Police in Cumberland, Wisconsin, got a call about a car that had driven through a wall into the local high school's principal's office, but then had a good laugh.

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The Surprising History (and Future) of Fingerprints. Using them to solve crimes is a relatively recent innovation.

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A lathe is a serious investment in money, time, space, and material. That's why we have WebGL Lathe Workshop, where you can turn a nice newel or chair leg online, for free (with sound effects)!

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7 Priceless Items People Sold on eBay. Most brought a pretty good price.

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