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The Solar Eclipse Traffic Jam

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Will the Upcoming Total Solar Eclipse Totally Ruin Traffic? The pilgrimage into the totality could cause unexpected gridlock.

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How to build a balancing bridge out of coins without glue. You'll need a steady hand and a lot of change.

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The Kid Who Didn't Die At Riverfront Stadium. In 1981, Randy Kobman was at the front of the second deck when he fell over the railing ...on camera.

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In the 1850s, the River Thames in London was an open sewer, responsible for thousands of deaths annually from cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. Joseph Bazalgette constructed 1,100 miles of street sewers to eliminate the problem.

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Māori Women Talk About Their Sacred Chin Tattoos. Even a member of parliament now wears a moko kauae.

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American Trees Are Moving West, and No One Knows Why. But there are some theories to explain the change.

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Why Tesla's Model 3 is blindingly overhyped. It's the ultimate in modern tech, but does that really benefit the driver?

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7 Bygone Practices That Made Going Back to School Even Scarier. Education in past centuries could be a terrifying undertaking.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2
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2018 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

A Spoiler-Free Review of Deadpool 2. Basically, if you liked the first Deadpool, you'll love this one, too.

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Pulling Off the Perfect Power Nap. A half-hour nap is good, but a longer nap is even better.

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Identical Twins Hint at How Environments Change Gene Expression. Studies of twins separated at birth are shedding new light on how nature and nurture work together to create who we are.

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The Ultimate Senior Prank. Police in Cumberland, Wisconsin, got a call about a car that had driven through a wall into the local high school's principal's office, but then had a good laugh.

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The Surprising History (and Future) of Fingerprints. Using them to solve crimes is a relatively recent innovation.

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A lathe is a serious investment in money, time, space, and material. That's why we have WebGL Lathe Workshop, where you can turn a nice newel or chair leg online, for free (with sound effects)!

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7 Priceless Items People Sold on eBay. Most brought a pretty good price.

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