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Staff Sgt. Robert Bales allegedly murdered 16 Afghan citizens and damaged the hope for cooperation between our countries. There's a long list of stressors that may have caused him to snap.
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A homeless man stole a woman's identity for years in order to get medical care. Apparently the doctor never performed a full body examination.
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Learn how a particle accelerator works, using donuts and other strange illustrations. That certainly cleared everything up for me.
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LEGO unveiled its R2D2 set, containing 2127 pieces. Watch a video to see the long list of features that justify its price.
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An excerpt from the book Escape from Camp 14 tells what it's like to grow up in a North Korean prison camp. Shin In Geun was born a prisoner, but finally heard about another world outside the fence. (via Metafilter)
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Americans don't say "please" and "thank you" as much as we used to. But we're not losing our manners, we just express them differently.
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One video has clips of 200 other viral videos linked together in some kind of logical order. If you recognize even half of them, consider yourself an internet junkie.
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The new full-length trailer for Prometheus is out. Two factions battle for control of the Earth which sets up the universe where Alien was born.
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Here's what jump rope looks like, if you are a rope. Bonus: the person jumping keeps changing!
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What happened to economic mobility in the U.S.? A person is more likely to stay in the economic class he is born into here than in Canada and most of Europe.
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4 Extravagant College Boosters. If you can't take it with you, you may as well leave a building or two with your name on it.

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Pizza and Cricket Cake Are Just Some of the Odd Flavors You'll Find at This Philadelphia Ice Cream Shop
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Little Baby's Ice Cream

Ice cream flavors can get pretty out-there, thanks to the growing number of creative scoop shops willing to take risks and broaden their customers’ horizons beyond chocolate, vanilla, and strawberry. Intrepid foodies can cool off with frozen treats that taste like horseradish, foie gras, and avocado, while Philadelphia's Little Baby’s Ice Cream is pushing the boundaries of taste with chilly offerings like everything bagel, Maryland BBQ, ranch, and cricket cake.

Cricket-flavored ice cream, created by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

Everything Bagel-flavored ice cream, created by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

As Lonely Planet News reports, Little Baby’s Ice Cream launched its first signature “oddball” ice cream—Earl Grey sriracha—in 2011. Since then, its rotating menu has only gotten quirkier. In addition to the aforementioned flavors, customers who swing by Little Baby’s this summer can even try pizza ice cream.

The store created the savory flavor in 2011, to celebrate neighborhood eatery Pizza Brain’s inclusion into Guinness World Records for its vast collection of pizza memorabilia. The savory, Italian-esque snack is made from ingredients like tomato, basil, oregano, salt, and garlic—and yes, it actually tastes like pizza, Little Baby’s co-owner Pete Angevine told Lonely Planet News.

Pizza-flavored ice cream, made by Philadelphia-based Little Baby's Ice Cream
Little Baby's Ice Cream

“Frequently, folks will see it on the menu and be incredulous, then be convinced to taste it, giggle, talk about how surprised they are that it really tastes just like pizza … and then order something else,” Angevine said. “That’s just fine. Just as often though, they’ll end up getting a pizza milkshake!”

Little Baby’s flagship location is in Philadelphia's East Kensington neighborhood, but customers can also sample their unconventional goods at additional outposts in West Philadelphia, Baltimore, and a pop-up stand in Washington, D.C.’s Union Market. Just make sure to bring along a sense of adventure, and to leave your preconceived notions of what ice cream should taste like at home.

[h/t Lonely Planet]

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Warby Parker Is Giving Away Free Eclipse Glasses in August
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Warby Parker

When this year’s rare “all-American” total solar eclipse comes around on August 21, you’ll want to be prepared. Whether you’re chasing the eclipse to Kentucky or viewing it from your backyard, you’ll need a way to watch it safely. That means an eclipse filter over your telescope, or specially designed eclipse glasses.

For the latter, you can just show up at your nearest Warby Parker, and their eye experts will hand over a pair of eclipse glasses. The stores are giving out the free eye protectors throughout August. The company’s Nashville store is also having an eclipse party to view the celestial event on the day-of.

Get your glasses early, because you don’t want to miss out on this eclipse, which will cross the continental U.S. from Oregon to South Carolina. There are only so many total solar eclipses you’ll get to see in your lifetime, after all.

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