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A Funeral for the Ape Woman

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The Long Overdue Burial of Julia Pastrana

Calling someone the Ape Woman is about as degrading as you can get. Refusing to bury her body for a century and a half after her death, just so you can show her off some more, adds a lot of insult to a lot of injury. Now she has been laid to rest at last.

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Scaling Down the Near Earth Asteroid

This article does a nice job of explaining the projectile that will be hurtling by Earth tomorrow, by turning the universe into a basketball court.

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I Heart the Universe

In honor of Valentine's Day, here's a collection of cosmic cardioids.

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Honey Bunny, The Wolf & A Royale With Cheese

Vanity Fair has put together a really great oral history of the film Pulp Fiction.

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Comedy More To Your Liking?

If Tarantino is not your speed, and you’d prefer to laugh, then this list of the 82 best comedies on Netflix Streaming will help you out.

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Happily Never After

Not all on-screen couples ride off into the sunset together. Some of them are just seriously screwed up.

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Valentine’s Day By the Numbers

News Flash: Americans like candy, jewelry and flowers.

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Pick Up Some Heinz

Warren Buffett is picking up a lot of Heinz. About $23 billion worth actually.

So, let’s revisit that old question about what the Heinz 57 varieties actually are.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish
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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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