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6 Famous People Who Couldn’t Read or Write
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6 Famous People Who Couldn’t Read or Write

From Byzantine Emperors to Kings, from sports stars to Genghis

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A Few Facts About Sci Fi Giant Ray Bradbury
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A Few Facts About Sci Fi Giant Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury is one of the most iconic science fiction

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The Story Behind Harvey Pekar’s Infamous Last Letterman Interview
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The Story Behind Harvey Pekar’s Infamous Last Letterman Interview

On May 20, 2015, David Letterman ended his time hosting

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13 Quotes From George Orwell
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13 Quotes From George Orwell

George Orwell is one of the most celebrated sci-fi novelists in

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Hate Noise? You Might Be A Genius
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Hate Noise? You Might Be A Genius

Many of the world’s great thinkers have drawn a link

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3 Mental Delusions That Resemble Fairy Tales
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3 Mental Delusions That Resemble Fairy Tales

Once seen as supernatural, these rare and disturbing mental delusions

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Carl Sagan’s Brilliant ‘Baloney Detection Kit’
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Carl Sagan’s Brilliant ‘Baloney Detection Kit’

We can be fooled or manipulated by propaganda and pseudo-science,

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7 Bizarre And Cruel Colonial Punishments
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7 Bizarre And Cruel Colonial Punishments

Rough justice ruled the American colonies and punishment was both

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15 Common Words You’re Probably Mispronouncing
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15 Common Words You’re Probably Mispronouncing

Sometimes we mispronounce words because we’re in a hurry when

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Trivia And Quotes About Controversial Author Bret Easton Ellis
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Trivia And Quotes About Controversial Author Bret Easton Ellis

Aside from his controversial novels, most of which have been

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12 Quotes From Author Chuck Palahniuk
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12 Quotes From Author Chuck Palahniuk

Chuck Palahniuk hit fame and fortune after his late 90s

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12 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Shakespeare Plays
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12 Movies You Might Not Know Were Based On Shakespeare Plays

While there are many straight up film adaptations of William

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9 Really Weird Pluralizations
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9 Really Weird Pluralizations

If you want to be a wordsmith, you’ve got to

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Reading Can Save The Aging Brain: 10 Facts About Literacy
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Reading Can Save The Aging Brain: 10 Facts About Literacy

Annual World Book Day takes place on April 23 across

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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
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8 Things You Didn’t Know About Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

There is no doubt in anyone’s mind that Kurt Vonnegut

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9 Comic Book Characters That Won’t Be Getting Their Own Movie Any Time Soon
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9 Comic Book Characters That Won’t Be Getting Their Own Movie Any Time Soon

Comic books have brought us many famous heroes and villains

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A Medieval Eye Potion Is Being Used Against the Superbug MRSA
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A Medieval Eye Potion Is Being Used Against the Superbug MRSA

Earlier CNN reported that a thousand-year-old Anglo-Saxon potion could be used

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The Hidden David Foster Wallace References in Parks and Recreation
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The Hidden David Foster Wallace References in Parks and Recreation

Parks and Recreation has a number of quirks, but one

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A Full Timeline of ‘Jurassic Park’, From Michael Crichton to Chris Pratt
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A Full Timeline of ‘Jurassic Park’, From Michael Crichton to Chris Pratt

As we gear up for this June’s release of Jurassic

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All the Spielberg References from ‘Ready Player One’
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All the Spielberg References from ‘Ready Player One’

This week, Steven Spielberg was announced as the director of

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The Danish Girl: What You Need To Know Before  Eddie Redmayne Plays Lili Elbe
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The Danish Girl: What You Need To Know Before Eddie Redmayne Plays Lili Elbe

After his stunning performance in The Theory of Everything, Eddie Redmayne was

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These 13 Picture Books For Children Inspired Feature Length Films
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These 13 Picture Books For Children Inspired Feature Length Films

Adapting a novel or a series of books for the

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9 Big Differences Between Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ and ‘Darkly Dreaming Dexter’
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9 Big Differences Between Showtime’s ‘Dexter’ and ‘Darkly Dreaming Dexter’

Showtime’s long-running hit Dexter is based on Jeff Lindsay’s Dexter

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9 of the Biggest Differences Between the Harry Potter Films and the Books
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9 of the Biggest Differences Between the Harry Potter Films and the Books

The Harry Potter films are very faithful to the books,

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8 Facts You Need to Know About Terry Pratchett
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8 Facts You Need to Know About Terry Pratchett

Last week the fantasy and sci fi world lost one