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Why We Lie

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Why We Lie: The Science Behind Our Deceptive Ways. We're pretty good at deception, but not so good at detecting it.

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This new game tests your ability to spot fake news—and it’s not as easy as you’d think. However, Factitious will help you to distinguish between who to trust and who not to trust on the internet.

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The Strange Tale of Two Irishmen Who Fought for Hitler. For them, it was the easiest way out of the POW camp.

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Mary Katherine Goddard was the brave printer who made copies of the Declaration of Independence for the colonies, and put her full name on the document. That could have gotten her killed if the Revolutionary War had ended differently.

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Nightmarish Crocodile Relative Terrorized Dinosaurs in Prehistoric Madagascar. The newly-named Razanandrongobe sakalavae was a land predator that ate dinosaurs for breakfast.

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Aliens Among Us: Almost psychedelic microscopic photography of beetles, mites, spiders, and moths. Photographer Igor Siwanowicz makes them into works of art.

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I went to Disney World as a childless adult. It was awesome.

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6 Amazing Animals That Practically Lived Forever. The longevity outliers became celebrities in their time.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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