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On his way to becoming one of Hollywood's biggest stars, Keanu Reeves logged some time covering such hard-hitting events as the first Canadian International Teddy Bear Convention.

Death, taxes, and stepping on a LEGO: the three universal inevitabilities.

When Kim Jong-il wanted North Korean cinema to become a major player on the world cinema stage, he decided they needed to recruit A-list talent. So he kidnapped some ...

After decades of reliable sales, popcorn farmers are now faced with a conundrum: What to do with tons of surplus kernels as movie theaters across the country remain shuttered.

These movies are perfect for Halloween, but won't make you have to turn on the lights.

Tasmanian devils have been missing from most of Australia for millennia. Now, after a 3000-year absence, they're being reintroduced to the continent's mainland.

While a messy hardboiled egg you had to claw out of its shell is edible, it doesn't make for the prettiest breakfast. Use these tips instead.

The black squirrel is an uncommon sight in the squirrel population. Scientists now believe they know why. #NationalSquirrelMonth 

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As far as we're concerned, that is Ben Franklin's baby now.

Please take a moment to see what a penguin weigh-in looks—and sounds—like:

This Illustrated Periodic Table Shows How We Regularly Interact With Each Element —

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Homosexuality was still classified as an illness in Sweden in 1979. Swedes protested by calling in sick to work, claiming they felt gay.

On this date in 1942, Anne Frank received a diary for her 13th birthday.

Want to Save the Environment? Eat Less Meat —

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On this date in 1955, Doc Brown hit his head on the edge of his sink and invented time travel.

This is the remarkable Halitrephes maasi jellyfish, also known as deep sea fireworks.

'The Dark Knight' Is Returning to Theaters for a 10th Anniversary IMAX Re-Release

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