Today's Mind-blower

Who decides whose names go in movie credits?

Even with 300 people working together on a motion picture, each and every one (understandably) wants credit for their part in the magic. Ranking their work can get a little sticky.

    • How Skywriting Works

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      How Skywriting Works

      Writing a legible message on paper requires a steady hand; writing one in the sky requires a steady everything.

    • 10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

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      10 Things You Should Never Throw Away

      There are things we consciously recycle, such as used clothing, and there are things we toss without a second thought, like foil and rubber bands. But the latter have uses you may never have dreamed of.

    • 10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

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      10 Serious Mistakes in Car Maintenance

      There are so many dangerous, irresponsible and downright ridiculous things you can do to a car while "fixing" it that it was difficult to narrow this list down to just 10 examples.

    • Why is octopus blood blue?

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      Why is octopus blood blue?

      Unless you've butchered an octopus, you might assume that it's as red-blooded as you are. And you'd be wrong. Why are octopuses the original blue bloods?

    • How do movie productions shut off streets for filming?

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      How do movie productions shut off streets for filming?

      If you live in a town where they shoot a lot of movies, chances are you've seen or read about a street closing due to a film shoot. With all the traffic inconvenience this can cause, how do movie companies get away with it?

    • Do ears really grow your entire life?

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      Do ears really grow your entire life?

      Do your ears hang low? Do they wiggle to and fro? Could it be because your ears keep right on growing long after the rest of you has stopped?

    • 10 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein

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      10 Things You Didn't Know About Einstein

      The man who had some theories about relativity was also an eccentric who gleefully eschewed socks, dodged German military service and spurned social conventions.

    • Is driving stoned worse than driving drunk?

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      Is driving stoned worse than driving drunk?

      Some worry that more flexible marijuana laws will cause a spate of stoned drivers taking to the roadways. While driving impaired is dangerous regardless of the substance or amount taken, stoned driving is not the same as drunk driving.

    • Why do rhymes help people remember things?

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      Why do rhymes help people remember things?

      The same characteristics that help turn songs into earworms also help our brains store important bits of information. Why does the human brain love mad rhymes?

    • Why are hurricanes with female names deadlier than ones with male names?

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      Why are hurricanes with female names deadlier than ones with male names?

      The most damaging hurricanes usually have female names. Is this a case of gender bias, or is some other force at work?

    • Test Your Knowledge: Scientific Misconceptions

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      Test Your Knowledge: Scientific Misconceptions

      There's no shame in admitting that we don't have all the answers. But there is a little shame when we're spewing scientific nonsense to our friends and colleagues. Test yourself to determine what so-called "science" you've misunderstood for years.

    • How Gorilla Glass Works

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      How Gorilla Glass Works

      Touch screens are useful, assuming you don't drop and break them, or scratch them up in your pocket or purse. How do you make abuse-resistant glass? Ask Corning.

    • Top 10 Things Your Nails Say About Your Health

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      Top 10 Things Your Nails Say About Your Health

      Whether trimmed or long, polished or plain, your nails say a lot about the state of your health. What warning signs are literally at your fingertips?

    • What if I never took a bath?

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      What if I never took a bath?

      Your initial reaction to the thought of no more baths may be "gross!" But there also could be more serious ramifications than an unpleasant layer of grime.

    • Are we in a bananapocalypse?

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      Are we in a bananapocalypse?

      If bananas are your favorite fruit, you may soon pick up a bunch that just seems ... different somehow. The culprit: a fungus that's killing the Cavendish.

    • Who is Alan Smithee?

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      Who is Alan Smithee?

      For more than 30 years, Alan Smithee directed some of the worst films on record, including one movie Roger Ebert called "spectacularly bad." And then in 2000, his name disappeared from credits. Whatever happened to Alan Smithee?

    • Cities, Interrupted: The Lost Civilizations Quiz

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      Cities, Interrupted: The Lost Civilizations Quiz

      Studying lost civilizations is about more than marveling at pyramids or ancient architecture -- it's an opportunity to learn what kinds of things can bring a once great empire to its knees. How much do you know about some of history's lost cultures?

    • Why do men have nipples?

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      Why do men have nipples?

      During early pregnancy, both male and female human embryos develop something called milk lines, ridges that eventually recede into nipples. Why have some species lost this unisex trait, and can human men actually produce milk?

    • Is beer really good for your hair?

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      Is beer really good for your hair?

      Hair looking dull and limp lately? Instead of heading to the beauty aisle in search of a new product, you might consider cracking open a brew.

    • How Fear Works

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      How Fear Works

      What exactly is fear? In this article, we'll examine the psychological and physical properties of fear, find out what causes a fear response and look at some ways you can defeat it.

    • Stuff to Blow Your Mind: Parasite of Infinite Grotesquery

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      Stuff to Blow Your Mind: Parasite of Infinite Grotesquery

      Today on the Internet, footage of a grotesque hair-like parasite continues to circulate. It emerges from the body of a dead preying mantis, but what’s the science behind this grisly site?

    • Could you really outrun a Tyrannosaurus rex?

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      Could you really outrun a Tyrannosaurus rex?

      OK, hop in your time machine and go back 67 million years or so to the Cretaceous period. Then find a Tyrannosaurus rex and challenge it to a race. Sounds crazy, huh? Actually, the race results may surprise you.

    • Stuff Mom Never Told You: 13 Old Beauty Products That Look Like Torture Devices

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      Stuff Mom Never Told You: 13 Old Beauty Products That Look Like Torture Devices

      The Max Factor Beauty Micrometer looks straight out of a horror classic.

    • 10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

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      10 Ways a Survival Bracelet Can Save Your Life

      It may not look like much, but this little piece of wrist wear is very useful in a bind. Unlike other jewelry, it can help you get dinner, stop blood or make a shelter.

    • 10 Unusual Items from McDonald's International Menu

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      10 Unusual Items from McDonald's International Menu

      Would you like some french fries with that McArabia, sir? Or a soda to wash down that -- porridge? The golden arches may look the same globally, but the menu sure doesn't.

    • 10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings

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      10 Homemade and Healthy Salad Dressings

      Although many people turn to salads for a healthy meal, one simple thing can ruin good intentions -- the salad dressing. To help cut back on the fat, we have ten easy-to-make dressings that can keep your greens healthy and great-tasting.

    • Freeze and Reheat: 10 Make-ahead Meals

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      Freeze and Reheat: 10 Make-ahead Meals

      Frozen food can be an asset to anyone who doesn't have time to cook an entire meal. So why not freeze some dinners to reheat at a later date?

    • 10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

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      10 High-paying Dirty Jobs

      These jobs probably weren't on your list of what you wanted to be when you grew up. But now that you're in the rat race, you may wonder if a dirty job is more profitable than your desk jockey career.

    • 10 Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor

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      10 Questions You Should Ask Your Realtor

      Buying or selling a home can be stressful, but choosing the right real estate agent can reduce the hassle. Proper interviewing will help you find one who sees you as more than just a fat paycheck.

    • 10 Most Common Reasons for an ER Visit

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      10 Most Common Reasons for an ER Visit

      Emergency rooms on TV dramas seem exciting, but these portrayals overlook a lot of reality. Here, we look at the 10 most common reasons for an ER visit.

    • 10 Health Benefits of Swimming

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      10 Health Benefits of Swimming

      Swimming is one of the most rewarding activities an athlete can try. It can be as relaxing or as strenuous at you can make it, and it provides a host of health benefits. Here are 10 of the most important.

    • 10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Film Industry

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      10 Highest Paying Jobs in the Film Industry

      You'd think that everyone who works in Hollywood is filthy rich, but the reality is that the film industry doesn't pay most of its employees more than any other. However, some people are making out like bandits.

    • 10 Dinner Party Themes Your Guests Will Love

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      10 Dinner Party Themes Your Guests Will Love

      Anyone can host guests for a meal and have an enjoyable time. Come up with a theme, call it a dinner party and viola; you're a hit. Here are 10 ideas to consider.

    • 10 Really Smart People Who Did Really Dumb Things

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      10 Really Smart People Who Did Really Dumb Things

      Having a Ph.D., four stars on your general's uniform or a seat in the Oval Office won't necessarily stop you from doing things that make others want to whack you on the head with a "how could you?" Here are 10 who should've thought twice.

    • Top 10 Signs of Transmission Trouble

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      Top 10 Signs of Transmission Trouble

      Transmission repairs can be expensive. When you notice something out of the ordinary, it's time to consider the problem and find a way to fix it. But do you know the signs?

    • Top 10 Ways to Prevent Nail Biting

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      Top 10 Ways to Prevent Nail Biting

      Sometimes, you just can't seem to help yourself. You resolve to quit biting your nails only to find your fingers looking ragged and bloody at the end of the day. How can you kick your nervous habit?

    • 10 Most Stressful Jobs in America

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      10 Most Stressful Jobs in America

      Unemployment can cause stress, but some jobs are stressful, too. The next time you find yourself sweating over some deadline, remember that some people get paid to risk their lives -- or save the lives of others -- every single day.

    • 10 Cheap Ways to Landscape

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      10 Cheap Ways to Landscape

      Some home and garden experts recommend spending between 5 and 15 percent of your home's value to landscape your yard. Well, we've got 10 tips to keep your landscaping budget in check -- and to ensure a lush, lively lawn.

    • 10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

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      10 Science Questions You Should Really Know How to Answer

      Why is the sky blue? What's the theory of relativity all about? If you find yourself thinking, "something to do with light and physics and stuff," we have some short explanations to dazzle your friends, or at least your kids, with your new erudition.

    • 10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use a Condom

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      10 Completely Wrong Ways to Use a Condom

      OK, so you've never pinned a rubber to a bulletin board. But what about the old inside-out error? Or the thing about squeezing the air out of the tip? It's never too late to learn. We won't judge.

    • What are the 10 most prevalent forms of torture and why?

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      What are the 10 most prevalent forms of torture and why?

      Somewhere in the world, a prisoner likely is enduring torture right now. Human rights organizations have made it their mission to report these crimes against men, women and children. Here are 10 of the most common ways torture is perpetuated in modern society.

    • 10 Cool Inventions from the 1980s

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      10 Cool Inventions from the 1980s

      Though the 1980s might remind you of the days of MTV and leg warmers, there was a lot going on in technology. In fact, quite a few of the technologies we rely on today were making their debut.

    • 10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones

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      10 Apps for Rooted Android Phones

      Rooting allows you to tweak your Android smartphone settings to your heart's desire, via apps. We'll share 10 of our favorites with you in this article.

    • Top 10 Most Beautiful Drives in the United States

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      Top 10 Most Beautiful Drives in the United States

      The road trip is an American tradition, and some drives are simply more beautiful than others. If you're looking to tour the country by car, which scenic routes should you take?

    • 10 Common Genetically Modified Foods

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      10 Common Genetically Modified Foods

      Depending on how you look at it, the practice of genetically engineering crops is either a boon for civilization and the greatest hope to feed a hungry world, or a dangerous interference with nature that threatens both our health and our ecosystem.

    • Top 10 Myths About the Brain

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      Top 10 Myths About the Brain

      You only use 10 percent of that big, wrinkled mass of smarts -- unless you listen to Mozart. At least, that's what we've heard about the brain. But how many common brain beliefs are just plain wrong?

    • Top 10 Putting Tips

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      Top 10 Putting Tips

      It's great to whack balls at the driving range, but putting is actually 40 percent of your game. So you need to give it some love. How can you improve your skills on the green?

    • Top 10 Picnic Foods

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      Top 10 Picnic Foods

      If you're planning a walk to the park, afternoon on the beach or scenic drive, take along a few classic picnic foods that will satisfy your discriminating palate while celebrating the luxury of eating in the open air.

    • How does a carburetor work?

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      How does a carburetor work?

      The goal of a carburetor is to mix just the right amount of gasoline with air so that the engine runs properly. Learn more about how a carburetor in a gasoline engine works.

    • Is it bad if your brake pedal goes to the floor?

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      Is it bad if your brake pedal goes to the floor?

      There are actually several reasons that your brake pedal might suddenly go all the way to the floor when you're trying to slow or stop your car. So why would it do that? And is it really all that bad?

    • Do battery-saving apps really work?

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      Do battery-saving apps really work?

      These days, smartphones are mini computing devices that suck up power like nobody's business. Are battery-saving apps the cure for power-hungry phones?

    • How does glow-in-the-dark stuff work?

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      How does glow-in-the-dark stuff work?

      You can find glow-in-the-dark item everywhere these days. Have you ever wondered how these items produce their light? Find out the answer to that question in this article.

    • Can humans survive on air alone?

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      Can humans survive on air alone?

      If you had the perfect cure for world hunger, wouldn't you want to share it? A group called the Breatharians claims to have the answer: Stop eating.

    • Why is the sky blue?

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      Why is the sky blue?

      Chances are you could formulate a reasonably well-informed guess. Why not read the article and get the definitive answer?

    • Is it better to turn my computer off or leave it on all the time?

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      Is it better to turn my computer off or leave it on all the time?

      Several factors determine whether you should leave your computer on or off overnight. Networking, economic factors, and stressed-out components all play a part.

    • What's the fastest way to thaw a frozen turkey?

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      What's the fastest way to thaw a frozen turkey?

      What's the fastest way to thaw a frozen turkey on Thanksgiving? Check out this article to find out the quickest way to thaw a frozen turkey.

    • What does the check engine light usually mean?

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      What does the check engine light usually mean?

      Most everyone sees that small, menacing glare appear on their car's dash from time to time: the check engine light. What does it mean, and what should you do when it comes on?

    • Why are my brakes squeaking?

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      Why are my brakes squeaking?

      Squeaky brakes can panic a driver, as brakes are arguably the most important safety feature in automobiles. Sometimes the concern is warranted, as the brakes are going bad. Other times, however, there may be nothing wrong at all.

    • How much actual money is there in the world?

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      How much actual money is there in the world?

      The Federal Reserve is responsible for tracking all of the money in circulation and on deposit in the United States. That's a formidable job for just one country, so how does one count all of the money in the world?

    • Does saltwater work as mouthwash?

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      Does saltwater work as mouthwash?

      If you're stuck at sea, salty water won't quench your thirst, but will it improve your oral hygiene? We'll sleuth out whether saltwater is an effective mouthwash -- or not -- in this article.

    • Why is there a sewage smell in your bathroom?

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      Why is there a sewage smell in your bathroom?

      It's not uncommon for your bathroom to occasionally have bad odors. But when you smell sewage, that's usually not a good sign.

    • Will drinking coffee really stunt your growth?

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      Will drinking coffee really stunt your growth?

      Will slipping some java into a child's sippy cup result in an undersized tyke? An old wives' tale would have you believe so. Does coffee affect your measurements -- or does it just help you stay awake?

    • How do I know when my tires need to be rotated?

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      How do I know when my tires need to be rotated?

      Tire rotation isn't hard: It won't take you long and it's cheap to have done professionally. Still, it's something we often neglect to do. How often should you rotate your tires?

    • Should you floss before or after brushing?

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      Should you floss before or after brushing?

      You probably know by now that you should floss once a day, but when should you do it? And should it be before or after you brush?

    • How does the oxygen sensor in a car work?

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      How does the oxygen sensor in a car work?

      An oxygen sensor in a car is a very important part of making your engine run smoothly. Learn what it does and what can happen if your oxygen sensor fails.

    • If I have a gas leak in my home, will I die?

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      If I have a gas leak in my home, will I die?

      There's a reason a natural gas leak has a rotten egg odor. That stink is meant to signal danger. Any spark -- a match or even a light switch -- could cause a serious explosion.

    • When you have an itch, what is happening under your skin?

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      When you have an itch, what is happening under your skin?

      What exactly is an itch? Find out what your nerves register as "itching" and why you need to scratch so badly.

    • Why do I get canker sores in my mouth?

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      Why do I get canker sores in my mouth?

      Even though one in five people gets canker sores, no one knows why. Luckily, there are some simple strategies for taking care of them.

    • What does GSM mean in a cell phone?

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      What does GSM mean in a cell phone?

      The most useful thing to know about the Global System for Mobile communications (GSM) is that it is an international standard. If you travel in Europe and many other parts of the world, GSM is the only type of cellular service available.

    • What causes underarm odor?

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      What causes underarm odor?

      Raise your hands if you're sure you know what causes the human axillary regions to be odoriferous. Not waving your hand in the air? Then read the article.

    • What's the best way to get rid of warts?

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      What's the best way to get rid of warts?

      You may not get a wart from kissing a frog in hopes it turns into a prince (or princess), but you can get warts from direct contact with that prince or princess. What's the best way to zap them?

    • What does R.S.V.P. mean?

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      What does R.S.V.P. mean?

      The initials R.S.V.P. are at the end of many invitations. What does it mean? Find out what the initials stand for, and where the R.S.V.P. tradition originated in this article.

    • What existed before the big bang?

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      What existed before the big bang?

      So much of our cosmological history starts with the much-discussed big bang, but what led up to that cataclysmic moment? And did time even exist back then?

    • Movie Making Pictures

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      Movie Making Pictures

      The art of making movies can be a complex and demanding process. In this gallery, pictures of the filmmaking process and the movie industry are featured.

    • X-ray Pictures

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      X-ray Pictures

      Wonder what the inside of your body looks like? Take a look at x-ray pictures to see parts of the body and medical conditions under x-ray.

    • TV Evolution Pictures

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      TV Evolution Pictures

      TVs have come a long way since the early days. Tune in to see how televisions have evolved from the clunky sets of the 1940s to today’s streamlined, Internet-accessing units.

    • Video Game System Pictures

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      Video Game System Pictures

      Video games have become an incredibly popular -- and diverse -- pastime since their introduction. Explore the history of video game systems, from the Atari to the Xbox 360.

    • Computer Networking Pictures

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      Computer Networking Pictures

      The Internet is in a constant state of evolution, and the components involved in that state of perpetual progress are always evolving as well. See all the pieces that have worked together to form computer networks through the years.

    • Dog Pictures

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      Dog Pictures

      The relationship between people and dogs goes back at least 15,000 years, making dogs potentially the first animal to be domesticated. View this image gallery to get a sense of the variety of this canine species.

    • Home Construction Pictures

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      Home Construction Pictures

      You may be sitting in your house this very second, but do you have any idea what it took to build it? From foundation to framing, these home construction pictures will show you the stages of building a house.

    • Men of War Image Gallery

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      Men of War Image Gallery

      Becoming famous through war is nothing new -- many military men have been lauded and feared throughout history. Many have had long political careers as well. We’ve collected photos of leaders -- from Caesar to MacArthur -- who have been characterized as both heroes and villains.

    • Investing Pictures

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      Investing Pictures

      From learning to invest to protecting yourself in a volatile market, check out this image gallery for the big picture. Learn about investment types, the stock market and learn about a few investing pitfalls.

    • Top Selling Electronics

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      Top Selling Electronics

      We all like our gadgets, especially those that make live easier or just plain fun. Take a look at some of the most sold electronics out there to see if your favorite made the list.

    • Virtual Reality Pictures

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      Virtual Reality Pictures

      What do you think of when you hear the words virtual reality (VR)? A clunky helmet wired to a computer with thick cables? Or funky goggles and high-tech feedback gloves? Explore the many virtual reality applications and technologies.

    • Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

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      Inside an Etch-a-Sketch

      The Etch-a-Sketch drawing toy has been popular with several generations of children -- and it's a pretty amazing device. We cracked one open to see what was inside.

    • Heart Pictures

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      Heart Pictures

      The heart is crucial to life and the focus of love. Explore the parts of the heart and how your heart works, plus take a look at real pictures of human hearts with this gallery.

    • Nuclear Power Pictures

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      Nuclear Power Pictures

      Nuclear power stands as one of humanity's greatest scientific achievements, as well as one of the greatest risks to its self-extermination. This collection of images highlights some of the main features of nuclear power.

    • Greatest Tech Masterminds of All Time

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      Greatest Tech Masterminds of All Time

      These techno-wizards shaped our world with their inventions and ideas. Get to know some of our favorite tech masterminds, from Babbage, Turing and Lovelace to their modern equivalents.

    • Steampunk Blimps: Airships that Will Take You Back to the Future

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      Steampunk Blimps: Airships that Will Take You Back to the Future

      Steampunk enthusiasts imagine an alternate version of history, where the dress code demands petticoats and suit vests and airships are the most romantic forms of all transportation.

    • Kiss Your Way to Good Health

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      Kiss Your Way to Good Health

      Have you ever wondered what the health benefits of kissing are? Read on to learn how a healthy dose of kissing can improve your life.

    • The World's Most Beautiful Skylines

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      The World's Most Beautiful Skylines

      Can the ultra-modern skyscrapers, congested roadways and bright lights characteristic of today's concrete jungles be attractive? Absolutely! See some of the most beautiful skylines the modern world has to offer.

    • The Elephant Man Image Gallery

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      The Elephant Man Image Gallery

      Joseph Merrick, the "Elephant Man," was the most shockingly disfigured person in history. Parts of his body were grossly enlarged. Check out these images of the Elephant man.

    • MRI Pictures

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      MRI Pictures

      Take a look at MRI pictures to explore MRI technology and see what the body looks like on the inside. Explore MRI pictures and learn how MRI works.

    • Healthy Aging Pictures

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      Healthy Aging Pictures

      Aging happens to everyone, although we like to do our best to avoid it. Take a look at these health aging pictures for some fun and healthy ways to age gracefully.

    • U.S. Wedding Destinations

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      U.S. Wedding Destinations

      Forget destination weddings and seek inspiration from a map of the United States. Whether you're into beaches, mountain ranges, quaint towns or natural wonders, you can plan a gorgeous getaway that doesn't require a passport!

    • Hybrid Car Pictures

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      Hybrid Car Pictures

      Hybrid cars have evolved from a new eco-friendly technology to near mainstream status. Take a look at a wide variety of hybrid cars and see what makes them so special. Check out hybrid car image gallery.

    • Christopher Columbus Pictures

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      Christopher Columbus Pictures

      Christopher Columbus inspired a popular children's rhyme with his 1492 voyage. Take a look at these pictures to learn more about the explorer and his trips across the Atlantic.

    • Sport Pictures

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      Sport Pictures

      Can you name Canada’s two official sports? How about the second most popular sport in the United States? We can tell you. Your teammates are going to be dazzled by your newfound trivia.

    • Quiz: Airplane Myths and Facts

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      Quiz: Airplane Myths and Facts

      Although the wonder of human flight has become commonplace, misinformation and rumors abound about airplanes and air travel. Do you, dear frequent flyer, think you can tackle our quiz?

    • Behind the Mask: The Superhero Alter-Ego Quiz

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      Behind the Mask: The Superhero Alter-Ego Quiz

      Yes, you probably already know who Superman's alter-ego is, but we bet you can't match every superhero with their ordinary-Joe personas! Test your knowledge of superhero secret identities in this quiz.

    • The Ultimate Horse Quiz

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      The Ultimate Horse Quiz

      The horse has served man well in various roles -- in war, hunting and sport. They also figure prominently in mythology and literature. Take this quiz and learn more about these magnificent creatures.

    • Digital Fingerprinting: Test Your Knowledge of Online Forensics

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      Digital Fingerprinting: Test Your Knowledge of Online Forensics

      No, this quiz isn't about scanning fingerprints -- it's about Web technologies used to prevent copyright infringement and track your online identity. See how much you know.

    • Flying High: Skydiving Quiz

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      Flying High: Skydiving Quiz

      Skydiving has been described as one of the greatest adrenaline rushes a human being can have. So what keeps skydivers safe as they plummet to Earth? And what happens if something goes wrong on your jump?

    • Name That Scientific Law -- and the Big Brain Behind It

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      Name That Scientific Law -- and the Big Brain Behind It

      Chances are you've heard of many of the scientific laws we're about to mention, along with the geniuses behind them. The question is, can you put the two together?

    • SD Memory Card Quiz

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      SD Memory Card Quiz

      SD cards can sock away gigabytes of data like nobody's business. They're small and reliable, perfect for digital cameras, smartphones and other portable electronics. Test your knowledge of these flash-memory wonders.

    • Can this car be fixed?

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      Can this car be fixed?

      To the classic car enthusiast, almost any problem can be solved with enough time, effort and money. In this quiz, we'll look at the different parts of a car, their predicted road life and ways we can make them last longer.

    • Gadget Savvy:  Batteries Quiz

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      Gadget Savvy: Batteries Quiz

      You can find batteries under the hood of your car, inside a TV remote -- even within hearing aids. Batteries were invented nearly two centuries ago, and they keep getting more sophisticated. But how well do you know what's at work inside these cans of chemicals?

    • Celebrity Challenge: Famous Artists

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      Celebrity Challenge: Famous Artists

      Artists are the visual historians of society, transforming ideas and events into paintings, drawings, sculptures and more. Certain artists have wielded their craft so successfully that their work, in turn, has influenced history. Test your knowledge of some of these groundbreaking visionaries by taking the famous artists quiz.

    • Writing it Off: Test Your Income Tax Knowledge

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      Writing it Off: Test Your Income Tax Knowledge

      Whether you're a tax whiz or you farm your return out to the professionals, it's good to know a bit about how to file your taxes. Test your income tax know-how in this quiz.

    • Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

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      Puppies and Goslings and Lambs, Oh My! The Baby Animals Quiz

      Are you ready to overdose on adorable animal trivia? And we’re not talking just any adorable animals -- we’re talking about fuzzy-wuzzy baby animals. How much do you know about their names, care, habits and literary counterparts?

    • May the Force Be With You: A Striking Star Wars Quiz

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      May the Force Be With You: A Striking Star Wars Quiz

      If you've been to DragonCon more times than you can count and can rattle off everything that's wrong with Episodes 1, 2 and 3, then we've got a quiz for you. Test your knowledge of all things Star Wars with this quiz. (Note: Using the Force is considered cheating.)

    • How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes Quiz

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      How to Get Rid of Dark Circles Under Eyes Quiz

      Dark circles are actually hyper-pigmented areas that make that spot under your eye look darker than the skin that surrounds it. But what causes them -- and how on Earth can they be erased? See how much you know with this quiz.

    • Which gadget came first?

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      Which gadget came first?

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      The Ultimate McDonald's Quiz

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      Bizarre Foods Quiz

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      How does color affect you? Take the quiz

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      The Ultimate Tasmanian Devil Quiz

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    • Level Up! Video Game Myths Quiz

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      Level Up! Video Game Myths Quiz

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      The Ultimate Neuropathy Quiz

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      Mockingjays and Archers' Arrows: 'The Hunger Games' Quiz

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      Rudolf Diesel and the Invention of Diesel Engine

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    • What is Cicada 3301?

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      What is Cicada 3301?

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      What Does Your Name Say About You?

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      Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Atmospheric Pressure

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      15 Ridiculous Products "For Men"

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      15 Ingenious Lady Hacks

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      Stuff to Blow Your Kid's Mind: Magnets

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      Pouring the Perfect Beer (or Root Beer)

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    • Alfred Nobel and the Invention of Dynamite

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      Alfred Nobel and the Invention of Dynamite

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      Can Water Go Bad?

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      All About Bee Vomit, AKA Honey

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      When Trees Attack

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      No More Woof

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      Why Do Geese Fly in a 'V' Formation?

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      Does having a baby hurt more than getting kicked in the testicles?

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      5 Amazing Giraffe Facts

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      How Do Astronomers Measure Distance?

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      Did Alien Bacteria Seed Life on Earth?

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      Consider This: Water

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      10 Robots With Dirty Jobs: Part 1

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      Lost Races of Man

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      10 Disgusting Food Facts: Part 1

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      Why Does Hydrogen Peroxide Foam When Put On A Cut?

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      Zombies: Part 1

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      Hack Your Body To Have Superpowers

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