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Baby-Sitters Club Facts
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10 Facts You Didn’t Know About ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

We all remember the beloved book series 'The Baby-Sitters Club,' which spawned a tv series, a movie and 'The Baby-Sitters Little Sister' book series. But did you know that the series was based on another book about baby sitting? Or that the author, Ann M. Martin, was a freelance author at the time Scholastic published it? If not, read more to get the best up-to-date facts about this beloved series and indulge in a bit of childhood nostalgia.

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Watch Zack Morris Pitch Friendship Bracelets to ‘Shark Tank’

We've never seen 'Shark Tank,' because it doesn't feature animals or hillbillies, but we already know it will never be as good in real life as it is in this video. It's a mash-up of 'Shark Tank' and that episode of 'Saved by the Bell' when Zack Morris pitches his friendship bracelet business idea

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John Stamos and Dave Coulier Reunite for ’90s Flashback Christmas Show

There are two awesome things from the '90s that always top our list of decade favorites: 'Full House' and MC Hammer pants. While it might be a little embarrassing to admit the latter, we're still huge fans of the family show, and we totally wish they'd go 'Boy Meets World' on us and produce a 'Full House' sequel.

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See Katrina Johnson From ‘All That’ Then and Now

Then: Katrina Johnson was an original cast member of 'All That' on Nickelodeon. She was on the show for the first two and half of the third seasons of the show. While a cast member, she did impressions of Roseanne Barr and Ross Perot, as well as playing the "Lemonade Scammer."

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See Lisa Foiles From ‘All That’ Then and Now

Then: Lisa Foiles was a cast member on the Nickelodeon sketch comedy show 'All That' for seasons seven through ten. In addition, she also played Mallory on 'Malcolm in the Middle.' You might remember her from sitting in a human-sized bowl of chili and trying to eat all of it for a Snick On Air Dare.

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See What Heidi Lucas, Dina From ‘Salute Your Shorts,’ Looks Like Today

Then: Heidi Lucas played Dina Alexander on the early '90s Nickelodeon classic, 'Salute Your Shorts.' She won a Young Artist Award for Best Young Actress Co-Starring in a Series.

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Toy Nominees
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National Toy Hall of Fame Nominees Announced, Let the Games Begin!

In a move that will delight toy lovers everywhere, the National Toy Hall of Fame announced 12 nominees for induction this year, including some of our personal faves, like the Magic 8 Ball, little green army men and 'Star Wars' action figures.

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See the Students of ‘Higher Learning’ Then and Now

In John Singleton’s 1995 film ‘Higher Learning,’ a group of students attend the fictional Columbus University. The diverse, good-looking cast may have looked like they came straight out of a college brochure photo, but the situation on campus turns out to be a lot less idyllic than that.

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Legend of the Hidden Temple
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20 Things From Your Childhood Disney Could Still Buy

As you've probably heard, Disney plunked down $4 billion in Disney dollars to purchase Lucasfilm. So now in addition to Marvel, the Mouse House also owns 'Star Wars' and 'Indiana Jones.' Now rumor has it they might also snap up the Hasbro toy company, making them the owners of Lego, GI Joe, Monopoly and more. Clearly Disney is on a quest to own everything from your childhood. 

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The 10 Best Skeleton Dances Ever

Videos of old-timey skeleton dances are the best way to get a little spook-ified before Halloween without accidentally soiling yourself. That is a fact -- you can ask anybody. Oh, thanks for asking. Yes, that is a fact. From PBS to Disney and beyond, here are the best skeleton dances EVER to get you into the spirit of Halloween.

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Tired of Pumpkins? Make a Krang-o-Lantern!

If a plain old pumpkin jack-o-lantern isn't your style, or you've mastered pumpkin carving and are looking for a challenge, perhaps consider making a Krang-o-lantern.

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18 Spooky Vintage Halloween Cards

Apparently people haven't always celebrated Halloween the way that we do today, which is weird, because we sort of assumed "Sexy Referee Costume" was one of those timeless classics that had been around since the days of ancient Rome. It turns out people used to actually be kind of charming and thoughtful, instead of just smearing their bodies with glitter and pointedly refusing to drink anything less than 100 proof. Here's an example.

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Tom Hanks Recites ‘Full House’-Inspired Slam Poetry

We're about to insist that Tom Hanks stop being so awesome. It's getting out of hand. From hilarious pictures with strangers to amazing storytelling, he's getting to be too much. And now this. Hanks went

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See the Cast of ‘Stand by Me’ Then And Now

Based on a Stephen King novella, 'Stand By Me' follows four young friends as they search for a dead body in the summer of 1959. While the 1986 movie was sentimental and sweet, it was also funny and profane, and for that reason it was that rare R-rated hit that was also a success with kids who secretly watched it on HBO when there parents were out for the night. 

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Google Celebrates 107th Anniversary of ‘Little Nemo’ With Gorgeous Doodle

In case you were wondering what the deal is with today's Google Doodle, it turns out today marks the 107th Anniversary of Winsor McCay's ahead-of-its-time 'Little Nemo' comic strip.

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