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The Story of Sriracha

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The Story of the Sriracha With the Rooster

You may not know the Huy Fong Foods Sriracha by name. But I’m willing to bet you know the bottle with the rooster and the green cap. If you don’t, you need to. Here are 25 great ways you can use the stuff.

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This Goes Beyond “Someone Is Cutting Onions In Here”

This amazing high school basketball moment involving a student with a developmental disability is more like, “Who is cutting onions in here and just poked a finger in both my eyes, and threw hot sauce in them.” In other words, you’ll cry.

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But Not All Spectator Moments Are That Life-Affirming

Some are downright deadly.

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Not Exactly Hard Time

This Norwegian prison seems more like a country club. But it might also work.

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Horse Meat: Yea or Neigh?

Wonder what horse meat tastes like? Wonder no more. Here are six descriptions. Apparently it’s tasty.

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Today I Learned on Reddit’s Today I Learned: The Original Rain Man

Thanks to Reddit user M0ntana for pointing out the fascinating story of Kim Peek, the inspiration for Dustin Hoffman’s character Raymond Babbitt in 1988 Best Picture winner Rain Man.

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February 26, 1993: Attack on the World Trade Center

The first attack on the World Trade Center happened 20 years ago today.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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Why Denmark is the World's Happiest Country
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5 Reasons Why Danes Are Happier Than the Rest of Us. The surprise is not the reasons themselves, but the fact that they are common among the population.

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Who Would Win in a Competition Between a Science Museum and a Natural History Museum? A game of one-upmanship was played out on Twitter, and readers were the winners.

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What Happens When War Is Outlawed. Fifteen nations did just that in 1928, but it didn't last long.

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My Three Years in Identity Theft Hell. Proving who you are when someone else is, too, becomes a full-time job with no perks.

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Elon Musk Releases an Explosive Mega-Collection of His Greatest Rocket Failures. Still, risking failure is the only path to technological breakthrough.

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Put Away Your Pumpkins, It's Still Summer. Autumn creep is a sign we're becoming divorced from the natural progression of the growing season.

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Early Time Travel? Why Britain Lost 11 Days in 1752.

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