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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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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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