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It's not the fault of Hollywood or Netflix or even the internet. Or, well, it's not all their fault. We're to blame for encouraging all these nostalgic re-releases and poorly re-hashed versions of things from our childhood, too. 8-Bit Philosophy delves into our need for nostalgia and cites philosopher Svetlana Boyn, who has said that nostalgia has historically coincided with revolution.

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San Francisco is a city of long lines, and on a Saturday afternoon few lines here are longer than the one in front of the Chocolate Chair in Japantown. The Chocolate Chair's specialty is Dragon's Breath, neon-coloured balls of puffed rice cereal soaked in liquid nitrogen. When you take a bite, the nitrogen-infusion fills your mouth with a dense, smoke-like gas. Breathe the gas out through your nose or mouth, and voilà, man becomes dragon.

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If this face seems familiar, it's probably because you've seen it associated with any number of recent terror incidents. This man has apparently died at least three times since January, most recently in the terrorist attack at Atatürk Airport in Istanbul. So what gives? A France24 investigation provides the answer.

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Video: It's a big sweeping question that can't possibly have an answer. Is it the story? Is it the characters? Is it the cinematography? This examination by Now You See It attempts to break down what makes a movie elevate from good to great, and focuses on a few things: the impact it has on filmmaking (also known as why Citizen Kane is so great), the impact it has on our culture (also known as why Jaws is so great) and the impact it has on the individual viewer (also known as why whatever movie you think is great is so great).

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Anthropologists working in Kenya have uncovered the remains of a group of prehistoric foragers who were ruthlessly massacred about 10,000 years ago. It's considered the earliest example of organised violence among nomadic hunter-gatherers, a rare find that's offering an unprecedented glimpse into what life — and death — was like for prehistoric foragers.

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Since before even the Roman Empire, a small town in Spain has played host to an annual ritual that sees young men and women wrestle wild horses into submission, then trim the flowing hair along their mane and tail. This year, we were there.

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French fries. Mashed potatoes. Baked potatoes. Hash browns. Potato wedges. Potatoes are basically always delicious whichever way you cook them. Even if you've never had a particular potato dish, if it's potato-based, you know it's starchy goodness for you. Here are 14 different ways to cook a potato from Food, People, Places. I didn't even recognise some but I know I want to eat them all.