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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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Dogs Deliberately Smile at Us
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Dogs Have Pet Facial Expressions to Use on Humans, Study Finds. They learn what we like, and use it to communicate with us.

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Harvesting Cork in Rural Spain. It takes 25 years from planting to the first harvest, then nine years until the next one.

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The Year of the Witch. Hartford, Connecticut, spent 1662 and 1663 in a frenzy to identify witches among the townspeople.

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Burger King Reveals the Uncomfortable Truth About Bullying in a Remarkable In-Store Stunt. The premise is goofy, but the last minute will get you right in the feels.

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What Does the Hamburger Helper’s Skeleton Look Like? Each possibility is more ridiculous than the last.

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A Catfishing With a Happy Ending. The man she met online was an impostor, but then she met the guy he had stolen a profile picture from.

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5 Weird Pieces of Vintage Parenting Advice. Aren't you glad we have all the answers now?

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The Haunted Hospital. Waverly Hills Sanatorium has been a TB hospital, a nursing home, a failed religious monument, and now a paranormal investigation site.

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When Movie Trailers Mislead
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7 Times Misleading Movie Trailers Didn't Align with the Film. The trailer's only purpose is to get you into the theater, where you may be surprised.

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Flowers Have Secret Blue Halos That Bumblebees Can See. The effect is produced mechanically instead of chemically.

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Searching for the Identity of San Francisco’s Mysterious Mummified Girl. DNA analysis and a painstaking records search have given her a name and a history.

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Charles Laughton in The Hunchback of Notre Dame. The making of the 1939 film was an extreme experience for its star.

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Learn to Make Alien Facehugger Pudding Cups for Your Halloween Party. They have edible Alien eggs and facehuggers, they fizz, they glow in the dark, and they're delicious!

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From Folk to Acid Rock, How Marty Balin Launched the San Francisco Music Scene. More than just the founder of Jefferson Airplane, he encouraged the opening of clubs and auditoriums, promoted festivals, and welcomed bands from all over.

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The Wikipedia Markov Masher is a generator that will mix two Wikipedia articles together into a paragraph that almost, but not quite, makes sense in an artificial intelligence way. See some really funny examples here.

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11 Scientific Reasons Why Being in Nature is Relaxing. That's a lot of reasons to go outside today.

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