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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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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups
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The Secret Underground Life of Newborn Meerkat Pups. Nature photographers fitted a meerkat with a camera to get a look inside.

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America’s Secret Ice Base Won’t Stay Frozen Forever. When the glacier hiding it is gone, environmental hazards will be exposed.

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All 11 Versions of the U.S.S. Enterprise, Ranked. With each described in excruciating detail.

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How Tennessee Became the Final Battleground in the Fight for Suffrage. The process was much dirtier than we ever learned in school.

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A Remix in Tribute to Han Solo. He had a lot of great lines over four films, so Eclectic Method gave them rhythm and rhyme.

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Ishmael Beah tells what it was like to go from child soldier in Sierra Leone to high school student in New York. His classmates couldn't figure out why he was so good at paintball.

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A Brief History of Credit Cards. They aren't as old as you might have thought.

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10 Allegedly Cursed Objects. Just keep telling yourself that all the bad things that happened around them could be coincidence.

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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber
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How Four Undergrads Got the Scoop on the Unabomber. When news outlets couldn't get to Montana in time, J-school volunteers went into action.

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Kottabos, the Ancient Greek Drinking Game. The skill involved was flinging wine from one's own cup at a target.

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An Acid Trip with Groucho Marx. Yeah, he did LSD. At age 77.

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How Creedence Clearwater Revival Became the Soundtrack to Every Vietnam War Movie. It's not only because those songs take you to that specific era.

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Owen KC Stephens tells a wonderful story about the time an elderly British couple wanted to learn how to play a Star Wars role-playing game. They didn't know what a role-playing game was, but they knew what they were doing.

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These Freaky Fish Can Turn Their Eyes Into Flashlights. The triplefin is tiny, but controls its own super power.

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Unauthorized Dwelling at Yale. Student Allan Kornfeld couldn't afford the dorm charges, so he lived in a campus ventilation shaft for his senior year.

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The Resistance Group That Battled Hitler With Words. The students who worked under the name White Rose paid dearly for their efforts.

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