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The Search for Madame Liu-Tsong. Anna May Wong's groundbreaking TV series The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong disappeared from the face of the earth.

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Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Is From the Bronx. The name of the ice cream is a twisted linguistic puzzle.

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Megafloods of the Ice Age. This is why the Pacific Northwest looks like it does.

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10 Foodborne Illnesses That Will Make You Wish You Were Dead. Just reading about them will cause nausea.

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Who Caused the SL-1 Nuclear Meltdown that Killed Three Men in 1961? Was it sabotage, suicide, or carelessness caused by anger?

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The Horse-Riding Librarians of the Great Depression. They were Bookmobiles for places that had no roads.

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Is There a Clown in this Sewer? Police in Pennsylvania are looking for pranksters, or possibly viral marketing pros, who left red balloons tied to city storm drain grates.

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The Scandalous History of Sex-Ed Movies. There was a need, but prudishness made the early attempts altogether cringe-worthy.

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Incredible Teamwork From Little Clownfish. An entire family works together to build a new nest for the next generation.

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10 People Who Survived the Impossible. When their lives were at stake, they rose to the occasion.

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An Illustrated Look at the Terlingua Chili Cook-Off. In Texas, where chili cook-offs are practically everyday events, this one is the biggie, and it comes with a ton of history.

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Meet the Actor Behind the New Star Wars Character. Kelly Marie Tran spent years going to auditions, then in 2015, her life changed forever.

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The Hidden Science and Tech of the Byzantine Empire. The successor to the Roman Empire was responsible for breakthroughs in math, engineering, astronomy, and other sciences.

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Why the Movies Are So Obsessed With Capes. It's how a costume can add to the drama.

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The Origin Story of the Peace Sign. It was a call for nuclear disarmament almost 60 years ago.

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10 Ancient Textiles That Will Blow Your Mind. If only we could get our jeans and socks to last so long.

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The Lucrative Business of Prescribing Booze During Prohibition. Medicinal liquor was a legal loophole that everyone wanted to use.

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Russell Johnson: More Than "The Professor." The Gilligan's Island star was once a staple of Western movies and TV.

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How Nick Offerman Is Using Woodworking to Help Americans in Need. Would Works is a nonprofit organization that pays homeless people for helping in a woodworking shop.

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Mangilaluk’s Highway. The story of an Inuit boy who ran away from residential school illustrates the problems of an entire region.

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How I Trained My Cats. Chef Jun Yoshizuki explains how his cats can behave so well while he cooks for his YouTube videos.

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The Underrated Charm of Ice Fishing. Looking at vintage photographs of the pastime is quite charming, as long as we can stay warm inside while we do it.

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12 Terrible Pieces of Advice for Pregnant Women. When in doubt, ask your doctor.

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