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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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A Sports Car is Born
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A Sports Car is Born. The story of that car you wanted as a kid, but thought twice about as an adult.

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The Quiet War Against Ownership. Manufacturers want to maintain control over the products they sell you.

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No One Will Bet Against Science on August 21. Even those who deny climate change will be headed to the solar eclipse totality zone.

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A Brief Tour of European Wedding Cake Traditions. You might want to use one to make your wedding more memorable.

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How the Internet Changed the Meaning of ‘Mamihlapinatapai.’ It perfectly summed up an incident we all know, but now is used to describe online behavior.

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Scientists Discovered a Trove of Volcanoes Hidden Beneath Antarctic Ice Sheet. It might be the densest area of volcanoes in the world.

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The Science of Suffering. Research indicates that trauma can affect your descendants for generations.

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10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines. While they didn't cure anything, they turned out to be pretty tasty.

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2017 College Football Preview
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Here's Your Crash Course on College Football for 2017. Catch up on everything you should know before the first kickoff.

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The Teenager Who Stole Queen Victoria’s Panties. Edward Jones made a reputation for himself by sneaking into the Royal Palace.

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The Stories Behind TV Production Company Closing Logos. The few seconds of video has no purpose other than to serve as a signature.

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Fast Times at Ridgemont High: 35 Years Later. Writer Cameron Crowe and director Amy Heckerling reminisce about the film that launched a dozen careers.

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Adam Ellis is coming to the realization that his apartment building is haunted. Even his cats know someone is there at midnight.

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The Surprising Origins of Kotex Pads. No one wanted to manufacture a product that couldn't be advertised.

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5 Perfect Accessories for Viewing the Solar Eclipse. And you have just enough time to have them delivered.

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This Super-Sweet Watermelon Has a Deadly History. Thieves risked their lives to steal Bradford watermelons in the 19th century.

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