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The Hummingbird Whisperer

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Dr. Mélanie Barboni is the Hummingbird Whisperer. Around 200 of the tiny birds come to her office window, and she knows most of them by name.

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Put this Story About a Long Lost Dog in the Viral Dog Story Hall Of Fame. Ten years after having to part with her beloved cockapoo Cami, Kate Griffin randomly met her again while walking down the street.

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Places In Idyllic 1960s Postcards Have Transformed Into Scenes Of Abandonment. Pablo Iglesias Maurer bought a bunch of postcards from bygone resorts in the Poconos and the Catskills, and photographed the original locations as they look today.

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A New Experiment Reveals the Secret Behind 200,000-Year-Old Neanderthal Glue. They were cooking up tar before pots and pans were invented.

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Why The Best Nicolas Cage Performance Is In Raising Arizona. His talents shone brightly in the Coen brothers' comedy.

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Sports Announcers Comment on the Action, Whatever That Action Is. Watch them give a play-by-play of a spectator carrying too much food.

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5 Tips for Finally Tackling Your Credit Card Debt. Putting it off is only costing you money.

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Those Magnificent Ladies in Their Flying Machines. In the early days of flight, women longed for the freedom of the skies.

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Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd
Jonathan Olley, Lucasfilm Ltd

Solo Marks Star Wars's Return to Sleaze. Without lightsabers, the Force, or the fate of planets in the balance, we get a look at the seedy side of a galaxy far, far away.

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Ways Airlines Purposely Make Flying Miserable. They make more money from calculated misery.

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Why Are Our Brains So Big, Anyway? A new study points to what we needed to think about the most.

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Seventy-Five Years Ago, Women Baseball Players Took the Field. The short-lived All-American Girls Professional Baseball League proved women could play, but it was far from equitable.

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If There Were a Kind of a Fireman's Pole from the Moon Down to the Earth, How Long Would it Take to Slide All the Way from the Moon to the Earth? Randall Munroe ponders this adventure in excruciating detail. 

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Remembering the ‘Saurian Monster’ That Terrorized 1880s New Zealand. In a nation that has few predators of any size, the attacks caused a sensation.

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Camels Can Eat Long-Needled Cactus. They've adapted to a desert diet, but watching it might make you feel nervous.

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Steven Spielberg's Original Plan for Jaws 2. His idea would still make a good movie.

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The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel
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Peter Burka, Flickr // CC BY-SA 2.0

The Duckmaster Rules the Roost at the Peabody Hotel. The ducks have been the stars of the show for 85 years.

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Remembering One of the Most Violent Days in the History of the U.S. Senate. A passionate but insulting speech brought out a congressman's wrath—and his cane.

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Investigating One of the Oldest Private Detective Agencies in Paris. The Duluc Détective is still in business after 105 years.

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Why Does Harrison Ford Love Indy And Hate Han? He's been willing to play older versions of both characters anyway, plus Rick Deckard.

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Pterodactyls Probably Didn’t Fly Like We Think They Did. A new study theorizes they resembled birds more than bats in flight.

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Rollin' on the River: Pittsburgh Shanty Boat Life. Thousands who couldn't afford land or rent lived in homemade barge houses.

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How Succulents Took Over Instagram—and Then the World. They make a perfect garden for the Millennial lifestyle.

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Resilience Isn't Innate. Here's How We Can Cultivate It.

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