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A 24K Gold Darth Vader Mask Can Be Yours For $1.4 Million

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 13:00:00 -0400

The glitzy effigy was created to mark the 40h anniversary of 'Star Wars: A New Hope.'

Day One Users Can Now Turn Their Digital Journals Into Books

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:30:00 -0400

Journaling has come full circle.

13 Creative Ways to Plant Succulents

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Creative ways to show off your succulents.

Scientists Grow Working Human Brain Circuits

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:15:00 -0400

The network of cells will allow researchers to study how our brains develop.

10 Revealing Facts About ‘Trading Spaces’

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:00:00 -0400

The beloved home improvement show is coming back in 2018.

Everything That’s Leaving Netflix in May

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:30:00 -0400

If you're a fan of 'Scrubs,' you'd better start streaming.

Why Are So Many Cartoon Characters Yellow?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 09:00:00 -0400

The color is a favorite choice of animators for a very good reason.

Every New Movie and TV Series Coming to Netflix in May

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:30:00 -0400

New seasons of 'House of Cards,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' and 'Master of None'—plus an addictive new true crime docuseries.

6 Children Who Famously Followed in Their Parents' Footsteps

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

These apples didn't fall far from the tree, professionally speaking.

11 Administrative Professionals Who Became Famous

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:00:00 -0400

Their work is often supportive and behind-the-scenes, but that doesn't mean it should go unnoticed or under-appreciated.

When Gus Fring Was Big Bird's Camp Counselor

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:45:00 -0400

In the early 1980s, Giancarlo Esposito had a stint on 'Sesame Street.'

5 Questions: More State Capitals

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:45:00 -0400

Need to Floss More? This Device Will Remind You

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:30:00 -0400

The Flosstime Automated Floss Dispenser "frowns" at you if you miss a scheduled flossing.

Morning Cup of Links: Europe's First Muslim Ruler

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:00:00 -0400

Thanks for checking out the daily links!

The Actual Definitions of These Words Aren't What You Think They Are

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:00:00 -0400

No, "just deserts" doesn't refer to cake.

Can You Find the Hidden Objects in These 5 Images?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:00:00 -0400

You only have 45 seconds to spot the camouflaged illustrations.

The Running Joke in the Background of 'SpongeBob SquarePants'

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:30:00 -0400

"My leg!"

10 Things We Learned About Kim Jong-Un From His Classmates

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 20:00:00 -0400

6. He would not tolerate cold spaghetti.

How the 'Servant Girl Annihilator' Terrorized 1880s Austin

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:30:00 -0400

He's been called America's first serial killer.

The Word That Appears in 71 Atlanta Street Names

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 19:00:00 -0400

Out-of-towners might get a little confused.

These Caterpillars Chow Down on Plastic Bags

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:00 -0400

Scientists say wax worms may be a way to help dispose of non-biodegradable plastic waste.

You Need to See Wednesday's Best Amazon Deals Now

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:19:02 -0400

From the Smart Shopping Team...

How Guglielmo Marconi Cheated Death—Twice

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:15:00 -0400

It’s common knowledge that a lot of famous people went down with the Titanic—John Jacob Astor, Benjamin Guggenheim, and Isidor Straus, to name a few. Several notable men had tickets but chose not to board, including Milton Hershey, Henry Clay Frick, and J.P. Morgan. But only one man avoided maritime disaster not just once—but twice.

Nobel Prize winner Guglielmo Marconi, the Italian inventor known for his contributions to the invention of the radio and long distance transmissions (who was born on this day in 1874), had been invited to participate in the Titanic’s maiden voyage, free of charge. Though his family was anxious to try the luxury liner, Marconi opted to sail for the U.S. three days earlier. He had a lot of work to do, and he preferred the stenographer on the earlier ship, the Lusitania. Though he wasn’t actually on the Titanic, Marconi ended up being quite involved in the disaster; it was his radio system on the ship, and the two men manning it were Marconi Company employees. The British Postmaster General later said, “Those who have been saved, have been saved through one man, Mr. Marconi ... and his marvelous invention."

One brush with death is enough for anyone, but Marconi would have another close call just three years later: In April 1915, the inventor sailed to America on RMS Lusitania to testify in a patent lawsuit. When the ship was near the end of its journey back across the Atlantic in May—without Marconi onboard—the Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat. Nearly 1200 people died, including millionaire Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt, who, like Marconi, had passage on the Titanic but chose not to go.

When Marconi passed away in 1937 at the age of 63, it involved no icebergs, torpedoes, or water; it was just a run-of-the-mill heart attack.

Scientists Develop Germ-Fighting Fake Mucus

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 17:20:00 -0400

“I am so excited about mucus,” said the lead researcher.