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A truck spilled live pigs onto a highway in Texas, and everyone scrambled to take videos. Enjoy the view from several angles as authorities try to round them up.

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The Politics of Pie Cutting at West Point’s Mess Hall. One of the most dreaded hazing opportunities came with dessert.

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Hydrodynamic Levitation. It looks like magic, but there's a scientific explanation.

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Christopher Stracuzza packed $700 in live lobsters for a flight from Boston to Savannah. He later found out the TSA had gone viral posing with his 20-pound lobster, and was understandably upset.

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Professor Caveman. Anthropology professor Bill Schindler teaches students that primitive societies weren't really primitive by having them make their own tools, meals, and clothing from scratch.

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5 Reasons to Visit Ho Chi Minh City Now. The former Saigon is welcoming tourists with plenty of things to see and do.

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Our irrational fear of flying. You are much more likely to die in an automobile crash.

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7 July 4th Traditions from Around the Nation. What is your community doing this year?

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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
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Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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