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Delivering a Gorilla Baby

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How a Philly Ob-Gyn Ended Up Delivering a Baby Gorilla. Zoo vets thought Kira might need a cesarean section, but Dr. Rebekah McCurdy got the situation under control.

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The Woman Who Fought in the Revolutionary War. Deborah Sampson had to become Robert Shirtleff in order to serve in the Continental Army.

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Being Too Clean Can Be Almost as Bad as Being Too Dirty. The balance of nature prefers a sweet spot somewhere in the middle.

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The 19th-Century Book of Horrors That Scared German Kids Into Behaving. See illustrations from the rare 1845 first edition of Struwwelpeter.

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A Pair of Rare Apple Sneakers are up for Auction. By the time the bidding ends on Sunday, the price is estimated to go to around $30,000.

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How to Hack Your Car With a Nicer Horn That Won't Instigate Road Rage. Mark Rober has a choice of three horn sounds to use in different situations.

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Why is TV awash in afterlives, hells, and purgatories? It's about surrendering to something you can't control.

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How 9 Countries Celebrate Father's Day. If you travel a lot, you might catch all of them in one year.

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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession?
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Where is the Line Between Fandom and Obsession? Will Pearson and Mangesh Hattikudur discuss what it takes to be a superfan.

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The Roller Skating Scene from Charlie Chaplin’s Modern Times. A lesson in special effects from 1936.

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From Prejudice to Pride. As the indigenous Ainu begin to assert their place among the people of Japan, an archaeological dig reveals more about their past.

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How U.S. Colleges Went from Pitiful to Powerful. The flexibility born of the system's ragged beginnings helped make the American higher education business what it is today.

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A Brief History of the Danse Macabre, from a Paris cemetery to David S. Pumpkins. It's a reminder that no one escapes death.

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Life Along the Russian Border. Border security reflects each nation's history with Russia.

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The Frenetic Enchantment of New York City. French photojournalist Jean-Pierre Laffont captures the city's charm in 50 years of photos.

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Hellish Nell, The Last Person Imprisoned for Witchcraft in Britain. And that was only 73 years ago!

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Charlie Chaplin's Buried Treasure
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How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune. When he was banned from the U.S., a lifetime of Hollywood earnings was at risk.

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The Story of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It was a graveyard smash!

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How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings. Marie Grosholtz was in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrities.

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24 Events From Stories That Are Completely Different On Film. The source material is often enhanced for more excitement on the screen.

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Exploring Cairo’s Ghost Mansions. The abandoned monuments to colonialism have their own haunting beauty.

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Warming Oceans May Make Nemo Harder to Find. When the sea anemones go, clownfish and other fish species will have no place to nest.

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Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England. Your autumn road trip may be shorter than you think.

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12 Pun Costumes for Halloween. For when you want to spend the holiday explaining yourself and hearing people groan.

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