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The Colors of Holi

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The brilliant colors of India's Holi festival. Bright powder and dyes are thrown around to welcome in the spring season.
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A Convincing Argument That The Walking Dead And Toy Story Are One And The Same. The similarities are uncanny, and may possibly contain spoilers.
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The annual Christmas Island crab migration is a jaw-dropping show. If you can't make it to the other side of the world in the fall, watch the millions of synchronized moving crabs on video.
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The third season of Game of Thrones will follow the George R. R. Martin novel A Storm of Swords, the most complicated book in the series. Critics who've seen a few of the new shows say the television version translates the original material quite well.  
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Italy wants Amanda Knox to come back and stand trial again for murder. Meanwhile, her memoirs will still be released as scheduled on April 30th.
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Israelis Get Kosher Cigarettes for Passover. For the first time, smokes are available that have been vetted by rabbis.
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Hauntingly Empty Photos of Infamous War Landmarks. I recognized every one of these backgrounds even without the iconic subjects.

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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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