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Four-winged Bird Fossils Discovered

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Some ancient ancestors of birds had both front and rear wings. This didn't seem to work out too well, because they are nothing but fossils now.
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5 Hoaxes That Rocked the Nerd Universe. Dedicated fans do not take lightly to being jerked around.
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Inconceivable! A mashup of Game of Thrones and The Princess Bride works surprisingly well.
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Twelve-year-old Sierra Shoemaker was eliminated from her school district's spelling bee for spelling "Braille" incorrectly. The kicker is that she spelled it right and the judges were wrong.
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While our digestive systems are crawling with bacteria, scientists thought the human brain was sterile. Now there's evidence that microbes can get through the blood-brain barrier.
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Whatever happened to 23 basketball players who were amazing in March Madness, and then vanished? Surprise: most of them are still making a living playing the game.
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Lead poisoning is still a threat to children, although few are tested anymore. And it's not limited to children from low-income families.
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13 Most Bizarre Stories Of Famous Corpses. "Rest in Peace" is never guaranteed for celebrities.

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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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The ‘Papasan’ Chair
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Tracing the Elusive History of Pier 1’s Ubiquitous Papasan Chair. The design has a particularly murky history, with many accounts of how and where it was originated.

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If Earth Was 50 Percent Larger, We Might Be Stuck Here. As it is, escaping the Earth's gravity is the hardest part of space travel.

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How Cellophane Changed the Way We Shop for Food. And made color its most important feature.

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One of the most common questions in American small talk is considered rude in much of the world. Don't ask a French person what they do for a living.

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What is the worst non-living thing you could put into a microwave? The Slow Mo Guys found it: an automobile airbag.

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As Paperwork Goes Missing, Thousands of Private Student Loan Debts May Be Wiped Away. Some debts purchasers did not learn to avoid the documentation mistakes of the mortgage crisis.

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Against Home Runs. Fans love them, but too many can ruin the game as a whole.

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12 Strange, Yet Beautiful Fruits & Vegetables. Keep your eye out for these and you might find your new favorite food.

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