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Analyzing Your Signature

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What Do Signatures Say?

The signature of Jack Lew, possibly the next Secretary of the Treasury, has been getting a lot of attention lately because it will be appearing on cash. Jimmy Kimmel made a joke that Lew developed it while working as the decorator on a very iconic American treat. But what can we really tell about people from their signatures?

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Things That Weren’t Needed: Human Tails
I’m not talking about how we, at one point along our evolutionary timeline, might have had tails. No, I’m talking about the new human tails that can be worn and actually wag because they know when you’re excited.

Holy weirdo creepiness.

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Thumbtacks Are Old News
Mark your world travels by marking each place you’ve visited on this scratch-off world map.

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Movies Can Explain
If you’d just give them the chance.

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Sometimes You Have to Let It All Hang Out
Even your house.

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The Most Important Accessory Your Home Can Have
This arcade machine can play 50,000 different games.

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Stage to Screen
I agree that most of these musicals should be turned into films. I cannot get on board with Cats though.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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