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The World’s Largest Rubber Duck

Florentijn Hofman
Florentijn Hofman

Measuring nearly 46 feet tall by 55 feet long, Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman’s Rubber Duck is making waves across the globe. Its most recent splashdown is in Hong Kong, where it will sit in Victoria Harbour through June 2, making passersby feel like children again, both in spirit and in stature.

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Movies in Color takes iconic film stills and breaks them down into their corresponding color palettes, updating daily, with an option to search by cinematographer.

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The Herschel Observatory officially reached the end of its helium supply this past week, marking the mission’s shutdown after nearly four years of capturing truly stunning images of outer space.

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What does the average human look like? Wikipedia editors had to argue it out amongst themselves in choosing a single image to illustrate the article entitled “Human,” and the lucky winning image that gets to represent the entire human race is of a northern Thai couple from an indigenous hill tribe, carrying a banana plant.

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This rare recording of the Beatles playing through a number of White Album outtakes at George Harrison’s home in Esher, England is unusually clear for a bootleg album, and the acoustic renditions put quite a different spin on well-known staple songs.

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Even the cutest kids can be truly terrifying sometimes, as a recent Reddit thread on “the creepiest thing your young child has ever said to you” proves.

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The Tony Awards will take place on June 9 this year, so in the lead-up to the awards ceremony, here’s a full list of the nominees with some highlight clips.

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The Netherlands just crowned the first Dutch king in over a hundred years. Goodbye, Queen Beatrix; hallo en welkom, King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand.

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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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