The Birth of Tater Tots

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The Tater Tot Is American Ingenuity at Its Finest. What was once cattle feed became an American classic.

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A Short History of Fire Marks, The World’s Hottest Insurance-Related Antiques. They designated which private fire brigade might respond to your burning building.

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Jack Kirby: Comics' Greatest Storyteller. He helped to elevate comic books from child's play to real entertainment.

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The Day van Gogh Cut Off His Ear. Read Paul Gauguin's account of that night and the aftermath.

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What Would Aliens Look Like? Four scientists tell what they expect from real extraterrestrial life.

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11 Cool, Funny or Just Plain Strange Patents for Back to School. One even made a middle-schooler wealthy.

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Why I Miss Antenna TV. With only a couple of channels, you never felt you were missing out.

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11 Gross Things That Could Be On Your Toothbrush. Disinfect that thing—or better yet, replace it.

Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé

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Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé. For many viewers, the 1950 film was their first look at the sausage factories that make movies.

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The Metrosexual Knights Who Defended Medieval Korea. Young aristocrats were honored to join the Hwarang Boys Academy.

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The Mysterious Pilostyles is a Plant Within a Plant. It's a rare botanical parasite that has foregone its own photosynthesis, leaves, and roots.

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The Chinese-Born Doctor Who Brought Tofu to America. Dr. Yamei Kin was the first Chinese woman to earn an American medical degree.

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17 Red Flags That First-Time House Hunters Should Watch Out For. Sure, you can change things, but it might cost more than you can afford.

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Watch this Interesting Overview of the Current State of Human Bionics. Technology and imagination are giving us prosthetics that do more than just replace limbs.

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How Norman Conquerors Changed the Holy Roman Empire and the World Forever. They are responsible for many parts of the life you know.

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8 Bizarre Facts About Hieronymous Bosch. You would expect no less from the painter of The Garden of Earthly Delights.

The Fantastic and Troubled History of the Video Phone

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The Fantastic and Troubled History of the Video Phone. The technology was there, but no one could use it until the expense came down.

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The Internet is in Love With Casual Disney Princesses From Wreck-It Ralph 2. An entire film of just their slumber party would be a hit.

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Dude, She’s (Exactly 25 Percent) Out of Your League. Online dating gives us the tools to quantify aspirational dating behavior.

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7 Charts Explain Why America is Becoming Obese. It's a battle that must be fought on several fronts.

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Treating a Heart Attack in a Centaur. Two doctors and an emergency nurse speculate on where to place the defibrillator pads.

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The 100 Most Important Cat Pictures Of All Time. An essential reference gallery.

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Why Scientists are Infiltrating Music Festivals. It's not for research, but to present ideas to the crowds.

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Is It Possible to Overdose on Vitamins? Yes, so you should learn which ones may be dangerous.

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