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Fascinating State Gemstones

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Lech Darski via Wikimedia Commons // CC BY-SA 3.0

The 7 Coolest Minerals, Rocks, and Gemstones in the U.S. Minnesota wins this one, hands down.
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Becoming Bond: How a Car Salesman Landed the Role of James Bond 007. George Lazenby had never acted before, but was offered a six-movie contract.
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The A.V. Club went to the Cannes Film Festival and tells us all about it. We'll get a chance to see the best of those movies eventually.
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5 Reasons Good Actors Make Bad Movies. Sometimes the experience is worth the bad reviews.
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In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, teams of researchers are busy looking for the next deadly virus. They hope to identify the danger before it begins to travel the world.
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Senior Yearbook Quotes for 2017. A couple are NSFW, but they were published anyway.
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The curious story of how transatlantic exchange shaped Italy’s illustrious coffee culture. Yet Italians are still put off by the way Americans buy coffee.
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12 Female Poisoners Who Killed With Arsenic. They killed again and again before they were caught.

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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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