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Public Domain/National Numismatic Collection/National Museum of American History, Wikimedia Commons

The Face on the Five-Cent Bill

Public Domain/National Numismatic Collection/National Museum of American History, Wikimedia Commons
Public Domain/National Numismatic Collection/National Museum of American History, Wikimedia Commons

A Treasury Official in 1866 Put His Own Face on U.S. Currency. When paper money was temporarily issued to replace coin amounts, Spencer M. Clark saw a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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Margaret Brown led a remarkable life even apart from surviving the Titanic. She was "unsinkable" in all her pursuits.

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The Garden of Ghastly Delights. The Théâtre du Grand Guignol gave audiences the blood and gore they wanted.

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Tesla electric cars are usually quiet, but this guy's Model X was meowing when he went out Saturday morning! Tesla technicians went above and beyond to remove a kitten stuck inside the bumper.

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12 fascinating facts about feminist icon Nancy Drew. She broke carriers, despite creator Edward Stratemeyer's belief in traditional gender roles.

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The Stories Behind Ding Dong and Other Small Town Names. Like Two Egg, Florida; Possum Grape, Arkansas; George, Washington; and more.

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Ancient DNA shows that Cats Domesticated Themselves. They lived among humans for thousands of years before they decided to be pets.

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The Stories Behind 12 Seemingly Obvious Baseball Rules. They came from the first time a player pushed the envelope too far.

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50 Things to Know About Aquaman
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Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC

50 Things to Know About Aquaman. To be precise: About the Aquaman movie set to hit theaters in December.

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Barbie is Now a Woke Vlogger. For a toy fashion model, her advice for young women is amazingly spot-on.

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This Is Your Brain on Fatherhood. Only about 10 percent of mammalian species provide paternal care for babies, but those who do have a better chance of survival.

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What Does a Six-Legged Robot Flowerpot Do? It seeks out sunlight, water, and whatever else the plant may need.

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Hospital Food: Unappetizing Meals for Sick People. The switch from home convalescence to feeding a variety of inpatients is the reason hospital food is so bad.

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Are You a Money Ostrich? The first step toward understanding your financial situation is to stop avoiding it.

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The Secretive Mega-Companies Behind Your Glasses. Chances are that your lenses and frames are made by two companies that control the global market.

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10 Beloved Animals From Ancient History. Their monuments have lasted thousands of years.

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For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons
Agence Rol, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Public Domain, Wikimedia Commons

For a Brief, Glorious Moment, Camera-Wielding Pigeons Spied From Above. Julius Neubronner lost a pigeon and developed avian photography.

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How Many Nukes Would It Take to Send the Earth Spiraling Off Into the Sun? More than we have now, but we can still easily destroy ourselves.

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11 Exercises That Will Strengthen Your Attention. Building useful habits will make you more observant.

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A Classic Animated Film That Explores What Happens When No One Dares to Stand Up to Evil. The Hangman from 1964 illustrates a poem by Maurice Ogden.

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The Extraordinary Life of Martha Gellhorn, the Woman Ernest Hemingway Tried to Erase. She was the only woman on the beach at Normandy during the D-Day invasion.

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Dirty, Dishonest, and Badly Behaved: Sophia Jarvis, Victorian Maid. Did she stand a chance in court against her abusive employer?

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