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The Missing Links: Bulgarian Vampire Grave Diggers

Arsonist or Scientist
Those seem to be the two most likely outcomes that can come from a child being allowed to play around with gunpowder. Luckily for Dr. Paul Plotz he ended up as the latter. In this article he explains how his incredibly dangerous childhood experiments helped lead him to a life in science.

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Read Then Write
If you fancy yourself a writer, and you aren’t writing, this quick piece might help you reconnect with your craft.

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This Puts the ‘Art’ In Artificially Created Weather

This artist is attempting to create an art installation consisting of dozens of 20-foot tall poles that will be interesting to look at - while also maybe creating a tiny microclimate.

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Vampire Hunters Are Real
Digging up graves that date back to the Middle Ages is freaky enough. Try uncovering one occupied by a vampire. A team of archaeologists in Bulgaria has done just that.

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Speaking of Digging Things Up
What happens when you find a massive woolly mammoth bone in your yard? If you’re this guy you take it into your house - and keep digging for more.

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List of the Day: 10 Daredevils of Niagara Falls
These people were all really brave or really dumb. Either way, most of them were really dead afterward.

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What Koalas and Humans Have in Common
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There's something strange about koala fingerprints. Read more bizarre koala facts here.

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Don't Have Space For a Christmas Tree? Decorate a Pineapple Instead
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Christmas trees aren't for everyone. Some people can't fit a fir inside their cramped abodes, while others are turned off by the expense, or by the idea of bugs hitchhiking their way inside. Fake trees are always an option, but a new trend sweeping Instagram—pineapples as mini-Christmas "trees"—might convince you to forego the forest vibe for a more tropical aesthetic.

As Thrillist reports, the pineapple-as-Christmas-tree idea appears to have originated on Pinterest before it, uh, ripened into a social media sensation. Transforming a pineapple into a Halloween “pumpkin” requires carving and tea lights, but to make the fruit festive for Christmas all one needs are lights, ornaments, swaths of garland, and any other tiny tchotchkes that remind you of the holidays. The final result is a tabletop decoration that's equal parts Blue Hawaii and Miracle on 34th Street.

In need of some decorating inspiration? Check out a variety of “Christmas tree” pineapples below.

[h/t Thrillist]

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