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Why You Won't Win the Lottery

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Why You’re A Loser

Not in life, just in playing the lottery. Here are some reasons you can’t win.

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Under the Sea

The city of Heracleion, lost more than 1200 years ago under the Mediterranean Sea, is now being uncovered.

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The Duration of Starvation

How long can a human survive a hunger strike?

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Science Explains: The Nutrition of Boogers

One scientist thinks eating them may be good for you. Yeah, I’m sure THAT’S why you’ve been doing that. Yes you. You know who I’m talking about.

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Take A Bite of This

Beloved comedian and Hot Pockets enthusiast Jim Gaffigan has a new book coming out. Check out an excerpt of Fat Dad.

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Don’t Text & Walk

I lived in New York City for about seven months once. And in that time I leisurely stepped off a curb and was almost flattened by a taxi probably 25 times. A lot of those were because I was looking down at my phone, iPod, etc. What I needed was a Seeing Eye Person.

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Einstein is Proved Right (Again)
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Deep in the Heart of Our Galaxy, Einstein is Proved Right Again. His theory of general relativity holds true even at the black hole near the center of our galaxy.

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"Total Eclipse of the Heart" Was Almost a Meat Loaf Song. It was written for him, but then detoured to Bonnie Tyler.

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The Atomic Bomb That Was Too Big To Use. The largest nuclear bomb ever made, Tsar Bomba, was actually a scaled-down version of the original design.

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6 Weirdly Specific Ideas Movies Have About Normal Bathrooms. You'll be surprised by the many times the same weird thing happens in a bathroom across different fictional worlds.

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What It’s Like to Apartment Hunt With a Boyfriend Who Has No Credit Score. He's a responsible guy, but couldn't prove it on paper.

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The 33 Most Romantic Moments In TV History. Get your hankies out.

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27 Hilariously Nasty Sounding Mushroom Species Names. They would be hurt by them if they had feelings.

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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe
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The Mind-Bending Science of Awe. Encountering something that overwhelms your previous experience can be terrifying or enlightening.

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Dominoes and Fire. See a chain reaction of dominoes—powered by candles, hot air, and burning sparklers.

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Alan Hale Jr. "The Skipper." Meet the man behind the Gilligan's Island character.

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The 9 Most Nightmarish Movies About Nuclear Attacks. None of them are as scary as growing up during the Cold War arms race.

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5 Tips from NASA for Photographing the Total Solar Eclipse on August 21. The secret is preparing ahead of time.

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The Bloody San Antonio Origins of Chili Con Carne. One of the possible origin stories goes back as far as an uprising in 1813.

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The United States of Movies. The most iconic film set in each state, plotted on a colorful map.

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7 Spacecraft NASA Has Landed on Mars. Some future civilization may discover it and call it a robot planet.

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