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Why We Don't Stuff Humans

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The Taxidermy of Human Beings

Just reading that and picturing it probably creeped you out. But why isn’t it what we do? The Vsauce YouTube channel explores this topic. The video doesn’t make me want to get stitched and stuffed after I’m gone, but I certainly am open to that whole space burial thing he describes.

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One Bad Apple...

THE REASON ALL OF US TO HAVE TO SIT IN THIS HORRIFIC TRAFFIC JAM. OH MAN IF I COULD JUST GET MY HANDS ON THIS PERSON AND TELL THEM WHAT A CRAPPY DRIVER THEY ARE!!!!!!!!!

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The World's Oldest Pornography?

It's at least 3,000 years old and I have no idea whether it's safe for your work.

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A Show Within A Show Worth Watching

Some shows are so great that they also contain great little shows inside of themselves.

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Air Turns 50

Michael “Air” Jordan turned the big 5-0 over the weekend. While he’s remembered for being the greatest basketball player of all time, he also helped create one terrible minor league baseball promotion, by not showing up.

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The Upkeep at 1600 Penn

In honor of President’s Day, Miss Cellania covers the history of renovations to America’s most famous mansion.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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