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How Movies Receive Their Ratings

Many Americans use the MPAA’s formalized rating system as a guide for which films to see. The Onion provides a step-by-step view into how these ratings are chosen:

‘Winnie-The-Pooh’ Turns 90

Winnie-The-Pooh, the A.A. Milne series featuring a stuffed bear and his toy animal friends, debuted 90 years ago this week. Here are some milestones from the franchise’s nearly century-long run:
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Word 'Immunity' Used Outside Of Reality Show For First Time In Five Years

INDIANAPOLIS—Dr. Thomas Draker's announcement Monday that his patient Sarah Ross, 32, had successfully built up an immunity to bee stings was the first instance in five years that the word "immunity" has been uttered outside the realm of reality television. According to official records, since 2002's use of the word during an eighth-grade civics class, the term has been used an estimated 13,546,873 times, solely by reality show viewers and contestants while discussing the possibility of being protected from elimination during an upcoming challenge. After being informed of her immunity to bee stings, Ross reportedly asked her doctor if that meant she could safely move on to next week's round of allergies.

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