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Pierre Dieulefils via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre

Pierre Dieulefils via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain
Pierre Dieulefils via Wikimedia Commons // Public Domain

The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902 Did Not Go as Planned. When a bounty was set on rats, the rats multiplied exponentially.
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How Con Air Turned Nicolas Cage Into an Action Star. Twenty years ago, his understated performance changed what people saw in him.
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The Incredibly Weird Story Behind Tetris. When the creator became addicted to it, he knew he was onto something.
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Tech giants join internet advocacy groups for a day of protest to save net neutrality. It looks like we're going to have to do this every few years.
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How To Fall To Your Death And Live To Tell The Tale. With stories of those who did it, and the science behind their survival.
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The Nine Scariest Things About Owning A House. The mortgage and the ghosts didn't even make the list.  
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5 Creepy As Heck Murders That Remain Unsolved To This Day. These cases are complicated, mysterious, and told in NSFW language.  
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Why Wonder Woman is the new Indiana Jones. Honor and idealism give us a refreshing break from other recent superhero shenanigans.

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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution
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How Glow-in-the-Dark Jellyfish Inspired a Scientific Revolution. The story of the discovery of green fluorescent protein.

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Ranking America’s Top 10 Chain Restaurants. When you're on the road for the holidays, you'll know what to expect for dinner.

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How Hoarding Works. It's not just a habit or a hobby, but a serious mental illness.

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Meet the Most Toxic Plant in North America. Whatever you do, do not eat the spotted water hemlock.

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Why Millennials are Facing the Scariest Financial Future of Any Generation Since the Great Depression. Being born in the wrong year has consequences that last a lifetime.

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How Titanic’s Iconic Necklace Almost Sank an Entire Company. The J. Peterman Company was the only officially licensed producer of the Heart of the Ocean.

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Star Wars and the Unfortunate Ubiquity of the Final Climactic Explosion. It's happened several times already; let's see something different.

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13 Weird and Wonderful Gingerbread Houses. You can make anything from imagination and royal icing.

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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa
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5 Fun Ways to Call or Track Santa This Holiday Season. Your children will never forget the experience.

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Dr. No: The First James Bond Movie. Peruse some trivia behind the film that started it all in 1962.

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We Should Teach Basic Lifesaving Skills to Everyone. Even kids can develop the skills to be a hero when they are needed.

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The Rise and Fall and Rise of South Africa’s Ostrich King. Lithuanian entrepreneur Max Rose raised his own birds to decorate European ladies' hats.

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In 1932, Rabbi Dr. Akiva Posner and His Wife Rachel of Kiel, Germany, Placed Their Hanukkah Menorah in a Window Facing the Nazi Party Headquarters Across the Street. The family still uses that menorah.

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The Doomsday Diet. Cold War bunkers were stocked for survival, not gourmet dining.

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38 Wonderful Words With No English Equivalent. If we could pronounce them, we would adopt them.

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