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The King of Lego Creations

This thing is a real Thriller. It’s Bad, in a good way. It’s really Off the Wall. This thing is so good it could Heal the World. If you love this just know that You Are Not Alone. So, check it out, and Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough.

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Amazing Lost Cities

Check out this cool rundown of vanished civilizations that may or may not have ever existed.

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This Underwater City Definitely Did Exist

In 1985 the city of Villa Epecuen was flooded and submerged. Then in 2009 the city slowly started to reappear as the water receded. I found this article thanks to this great post on Imgur.

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China Actually Has An Optimus Prime

But don’t fear, it’s a statue. It’s one of many interesting sculptures there on display to the public.

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An Earth-Shattering Asteroid Is On Its Way

It will be here in 2029. Or 2036. Or maybe it won’t ever be here. But it probably will be, maybe.

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Have A Happy, Copyright Infringement-Free Birthday

You probably know already that "Happy Birthday To You" is copyrighted and costs money to use. So these alternatives have been written to replace it.

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That’s A TV Show?

If you find yourself flipping around the TV dial in disbelief about the “reality” that makes it on-air these days, you aren’t alone.

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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut
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The Groundbreaking Life of the First Black Astronaut. In 1966, Robert Lawrence, Jr. was selected for a space program you've never heard of.

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A Hubo Humanoid Robot Carried the Olympic Torch in Daejon, South Korea, on Monday. It showed off a bit by cutting a hole through a wall to pass the torch on.

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The Little Blue Pill: An Oral History of Viagra. A trial of the blood pressure medicine sildenafil had a strange side effect that made it world-famous.

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Banner Ladies: The Human Billboards of Yesteryear. Looking back on a peculiar advertising trend of the 1870s.

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The Surprising History of the Kimono. It went from simple body covering to cultural icon during the Edo period.

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Confessions of a Star Wars Nerd. No matter how much of a fan you consider yourself, there is always someone who will out-geek you.

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Incredible Photographs of a Doomed 1914 Antarctic Expedition. Over two years, they lived on a ship, on ice, and on an island before they could leave.

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25 Unsung Christmas Icons
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25 Unsung Christmas Icons. You know them, from Yukon Cornelius to Cousin Eddie.

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The Christmas Bird Count. The hundred-year-old tradition is yielding useful information about how our world is changing.

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The Billionaire Who Refused to Pay Kidnappers to Save His Grandson's Life. The true story behind the movie All the Money in the World.

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19 Weird Ways Christmas Was Totally Different 100 Years Ago. Only the best traditions stand the test of time.

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Why Your Brain Has Trouble Bailing Out Of a Bad Plan. Dialing it back takes too many steps.

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Christmas Time Means Sneaky Cats Getting Stuck in Trees. And they're not the least bit sorry about it.

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15 High-Flying Facts About Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The story set in the 19th century brought martial arts movies into the 21st century.

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