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The Normal Nuclear Town

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The Totally Normal Town Where Everyone Worked on Weapons of Mass Destruction. Move along, nothing to see here in Los Alamos.
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The Victorian Belief That a Train Ride Could Cause Instant Insanity. As if they didn't have enough to worry about with the newfangled mode of transportation.  
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In 2011, miners using heavy equipment in Alberta found a fossilized dinosaur. It was so well preserved that we might find out what its last meal was.
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The Fabulous Cosplay of Ottawa Comic Con 2017. Check out X-Men's Beast and Jubilee as Beauty and the Beast.
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This Woman's Harassment Story is Something Everyone Needs to Read. That it happens all the time doesn't make it right.  
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Elizabeth Taylor, Christie’s, and the Case of the Cursed Necklace. They may have to drop the $8 million price.
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10 King Arthur retellings that are even weirder than King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Modern artists just can't keep their hands off the story.
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15 Things You Should Know About Bosch’s The Garden of Earthly Delights. The more you look, the stranger it gets.

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Prescribing Booze During Prohibition
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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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The Man Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York
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The German Who Made John Gotti the Most Powerful Mobster in New York. Hitman Joe Watts parlayed his insider knowledge into both money and respect.

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Why Boaty McBoatface is the Meme that Just Won’t Die. The good news is that it may mean the end of naming polls.

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The False Cheer of Office Parties Can’t Cure the Loneliness Epidemic. In other words, don't rely on your workplace for long-lasting friendships.

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Inside Connecticut’s Secret Museum of Retro-Future Oddities. The Space Age Museum has aliens, robots, rockets, and spaceships that you'll only see online, as the museum is not open to the public.

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What To Do If Your Parachute Fails. Told in a hurry because you Googled this when it happened to you.

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American Employers' Mindless Obsession with College Degrees. Requiring one is a shortcut for eliminating job candidates more than a necessary career qualification.

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11 Beloved Movies That Were Box Office Flops. Many of them were way ahead of their time.

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