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The History of Chuck Norris Facts

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How Chuck Norris Facts became The Internet’s First Great Meme. The action star was selected by a poll in 2005.

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Bad Trip: The CIA's Acid Experiments. It took decades for the truth to come out.

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As Earth's Climate Changes, Is It Time to Redefine the Four Seasons? Spring, summer, fall, and winter aren't what they used to be.

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Touching Death: The Turbulent Life of One of America’s Last Snake-Handling Preachers. Cody Coots risks arrest as well as death.

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The Millionaire Teenage Ad Girl Who Wrote the Book on Jazz Age Etiquette. Lillian Eichler broke barriers in everything she tried. 

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The 16 Best Cooking Tricks I Learned In Culinary School. They'll make your home cooking taste more professional.

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The Art of the Plot Twist. It's okay that the audience sees it coming, as long as it turns out to be satisfying.

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The Greatest Dance Number Ever Filmed. The Nicholas Brothers weren't only great dancers, they conveyed a sense of true joy in their work.

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Great Stephen King Stories
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16 Great Stephen King Stories to Read This Fall. In case you want to scare yourself silly alone in the dark.

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Cowabunga! Strange Cow Stories. Bossy has gotten herself into some weird places.

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How Two Lesbians Fought the Nazis With a Typewriter. Lucy Schwob and Suzanne Malherbe kept up a propaganda war from their home in the Channel Islands.

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Can You Survive on Potatoes Alone? Maybe, but there are drawbacks to potatoes as a life-sustaining food.

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Why Back-to-School Season Feels Like the New Year—Even for Adults. The majority of people spend more than half their lives tied to the school calendar.

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A Visual History of Lunchboxes. Come for the nostalgia, stay for the trivia.

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An Austrian Ossuary Holds Hundreds of Elaborately Hand-Painted Skulls. The custom is a combination of memento mori and identification.

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A Brief History of United States Currency. Until the Civil War, money was printed privately by banks.

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Volcanic Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice
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Solid Evidence of Eruptions Under Antarctic Ice. Over 100 volcanoes, hidden under ice sheets, could destabilize the continent.

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In 1859, the United States and Britain Almost Went to War Over a Pig. The farmers of San Juan Island called in the troops to determine sovereignty once and for all.

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The Contentious Physics of Wiffle Ball. An engineer explains his experiments to find out why it curves.

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A Fortune Lost at Sea: Ship Sinks with California Gold Rush Treasure. Hundreds died, and the loss of gold caused several banks to fail.

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How Don Hewitt Invented 60 Minutes and Changed Journalism Forever. The show is beginning its 50th year on the air.

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This Ghost Town was Aiming Nuclear Missiles at America from Just 125 Miles Away. Gudym, on the eastern edge of Russia, is now just a shell of its former self.

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How Scientists are Revolutionizing Beer. Small batches of craft beer enable brewers to experiment and innovate.

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Welcome to One of the World's Last Matriarchal Societies. Kihnu, an island off the coast of Estonia, is struggling to preserve its culture.

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