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This did not really happen. Cows' heads did not emerge from the bodies of people newly inoculated against smallpox. But fear of the vaccine was so widespread that it prompted British satirist James Gillray to create this spoof in 1802. Institute of the History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University hide caption

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How The Myers-Briggs Personality Test Began In A Mother's Living Room Lab

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The second season of Netflix's American Vandal uses several true-crime techniques, like this moody reenactment, to explore its fake-crime story. Netflix hide caption

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Not My Job: Gymnast Aly Raisman Plays A Game Called 'Oy! A Vault!'

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Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Sameer A. Khan hide caption

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Lorraine Hansberry: Radiant, Radical — And More Than 'Raisin'

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Charlie (Joaquin Phoenix) and Eli (John C. Reilly) Sisters are a brotherly pair of assassins-for-hire in Jacques Audiard's The Sisters Brothers. Magali Bragard/Annapurna Pictures hide caption

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The Tough Wild West — Now With Feelings — In 'The Sisters Brothers'

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Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen have some problems to work out in Forever. Colleen Hayes/Amazon hide caption

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Maya Rudolph And Fred Armisen Are In Love 'Forever'

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Magic is just a passing fez: Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), Uncle Jonathan (Jack Black) and Mrs. Zimmerman (Cate Blanchett) in The House with a Clock in its Walls. Quantrell Colbert/Universal hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a sex worker who gets off the streets by becoming an actress in — and then a director of — porn films in HBO's The Deuce. She's also a producer on the series. Paul Schiraldi/HBO hide caption

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Maggie Gyllenhaal Takes On The Power Imbalance Of Sex Work In 'The Deuce'

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