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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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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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