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Brooklyn's Greatest Imposter

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The Many Faces of Brooklyn’s Greatest Imposter. Stanley Clifford Weyman had no real motivation beyond wanting to live different lives.

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Read This Dystopian Vision of a Future Controlled by Amazon and Whole Foods. Who knows what we'd be willing to do in the name of convenience.

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The Beatles' Movie Yellow Submarine. John, Paul, George, and Ringo had very little to do with it.

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Silly Robots by YLLW. An exercise in animation turns out to be both cute and funny.

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Don’t Think Too Positive. While general optimism may be a good life strategy, research has shown that when positive fantasies are connected with specific goals, the outcomes often aren't good.

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The Romans Could Have Been Poisoned by Something Deadlier Than Lead. The pipes of Pompeii reveal an alarming level of antimony.

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A Prehistoric Toothless Dolphin Ate by Vacuuming Up Squid. Inermorostrum xenops lost its teeth in an evolutionary experiment that did not last.

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11 Stunning Bridges From Around the World. They will get you across, and look good while doing it.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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