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New York-based video journalist Rebecca Davis swapped out her work camera for her iPhone on the subway, taking over 3,000 candid photos of fellow passengers in 2012 alone. She calls the series “Commuters.”

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After announcing a decision to cut costs by eliminating Saturday mail delivery services, the U.S. Postal Service is taking a foray into high-end fashion with a line of “smart apparel” and accessories for men. The “Rain Heat & Snow” brand will operate a storefront in New York City’s Garment District, where they will have no excuse for closing due to inclement weather.

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The human body is a work of art: Y/N? If you answered yes, of course yes, then Austria has the museum exhibit for you.

Marcel Proust looks like he plays a mean air guitar. Serena Williams seems more of the strumming your pain with her fingers type.

Henry Grossman spent four years and 6,500 frames documenting the rise of the Beatles, but most of his photos were never published.

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This list of 10 fictional characters based on real people might surprise you.

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For anyone waxing nostalgic about Hostess Twinkies already, Gone But Not Forgotten Groceries will really help you wallow in your old-school snack memories. Remember Crystal Pepsi?

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According to this rundown of Oscar speech thank-yous since 1971 by the numbers, Academy Award winners are most thankful for their wives, mothers, America, and Harvey Weinstein.

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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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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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