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Animals Used to Be Put On Trial

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The People vs. Pig

There was actually a time when pigs and other domesticated animals were put on trial in a court of law. With an actual judge. And lawyers.

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Speaking of Animals In Court

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is suing Carnival Cruise Lines for their use of his name.

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An Amazing Love Story

This man doesn’t recall anything of any kind but for one very important detail about his wife.

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A Confusing Love Story

This man died for love, I guess, or something like that.

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Yeah, I’m Sure That Was Just A “Meteorite”

That’s exactly what “they” want you to think. Who are “they”? "They" could be anyone. Bone up on what “really” happened with this rundown of the best Russian meteorite conspiracy theories.

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Ol' Blue Eyes & The Hairpiece Challenge

Check out Frank Sinatra’s interesting proposition.

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The Academy Connections

Many of this year’s Oscar nominees know one another.

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C’mon, No Way This Happened

This news headline is just so perfect and beautiful and meant for the internet. The offense itself is terrible. But still.

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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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