How Marcel Marceau Helped the French Resistance Fight Nazis

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How Marcel Marceau Skillfully Used His Craft to Help the French Resistance Fight Off Nazis. And you thought he was just the world's greatest mime.

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Ancient Androids: Even Before Electricity, Robots Freaked People Out. Take a look at the history of automata from around the world.

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8 Graphic Novels to Get Your Kids Hooked on Comics. Millions of people have developed their love for reading through comic books.

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Take This Cheat Sheet To The Ballpark To Decide When To Leave. That we even need such a guide speaks to the ridiculous lengths baseball games can run.

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Why Are Places in Science Fiction Not Wheelchair-Accessible? Ace Ratcliff didn't notice how many stairs those stories held until she could no longer climb them.

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A Single Mom Gets School Supplies From A Complete Stranger. Her only obligation is to pay it forward, when and if she can.

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How to Raise Multilingual Kids. The conventional wisdom for teaching more than one language doesn't always hold up under scientific study.

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15 Delicious Cheesecake Destinations Worth the Drive. Especially if you enjoy discovering new places already.

How the Elvis 68 Comeback Special Happened Despite Colonel Parker

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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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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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