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A Look Back at the Original Planet of the Apes Series

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The original Planet Of The Apes series became more daring from movie to movie. It wasn't easy to improve on the near-perfect original story.

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This Change to Google Maps Is a Win for Americans with Disabilities. Android users can contribute to accessibility information.

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The 100 Greatest Props in Movie History, and the Stories Behind Them. Propmasters, producers, actors, and others tell the tales.

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Spike is a stag beetle in Japan who creates artwork. And he has a fan club on the internet.

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John Margolies traveled the United States and took pictures of roadside amenities, attractions, and architecture from 1969 to 2008, leaving a singular archive of 20th-century Americana. These include buildings made in the shapes of the things they sold, odd tourist attractions, themed restaurants and hotels, and other oddities offered to travelers.

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What if Hollywood movies were created by artificial intelligence? You can see what a neural might come up with, with the AI Movie Poster Generator.

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Our enduring obsession with Amelia Earhart's mysterious disappearance. Maybe it's the human conceit that we should be able to figure out everything.

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56 Delightful Victorian Slang Terms You Should Be Using. It was colorful language even without the profanity.

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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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