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Édouard Manet

On the Lookout for Stolen Art

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The FBI needs your help in finding $500 million worth of art stolen in 1990. Have you seen any of these paintings?
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21 TV episodes that do dream sequences right. Each is liable to leave you with nightmares of your own.
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This baby elephant just wants some love! And what an elephant wants, an elephant gets by throwing its weight around.
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After a couple years of buzz, the opening of the Ashton Kutcher film jOBS has been postponed indefinitely. The producers say there isn't enough time to create a buzz before the planned April release.
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Bring your hankie and watch as a deaf woman with a new cochlear implant hears her husband and son for the first time. You can tell the exact moment that vibrations turn to sound because that's when the tears start.
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The Walls Have Eyes: Abandoned Spaces Given Graffiti Facelifts. Artists make urban blight into something that makes people smile.    
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One Reason Women Stay Home: Because It's Easier on Everyone. That is, once you get past the reason "because they can."
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How earthquakes create most of the world's gold deposits. Knowing this probably doesn't make it any bit easier to get to.

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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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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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