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Charlie Chaplin's Buried Treasure

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How Charlie Chaplin’s Wife Saved His Backyard Fortune. When he was banned from the U.S., a lifetime of Hollywood earnings was at risk.

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The Story of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. It was a graveyard smash!

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How the Real Madame Tussaud Built a Business Out of Beheadings. Marie Grosholtz was in the right place at the right time to capitalize on the public's fascination with celebrities.

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24 Events From Stories That Are Completely Different On Film. The source material is often enhanced for more excitement on the screen.

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Exploring Cairo’s Ghost Mansions. The abandoned monuments to colonialism have their own haunting beauty.

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Warming Oceans May Make Nemo Harder to Find. When the sea anemones go, clownfish and other fish species will have no place to nest.

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Eight Places to See Amazing Fall Foliage Outside of New England. Your autumn road trip may be shorter than you think.

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12 Pun Costumes for Halloween. For when you want to spend the holiday explaining yourself and hearing people groan.

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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel
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Superman at 80: The Real Values of the Man of Steel. Action Comics #1000 celebrates the anniversary by reminding us of what the superhero is all about.

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North Carolina’s Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum. Detour your next road trip to enjoy this whimsical attraction.

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The Rise and Fall of the Hormel Girls, Who Sold America on SPAM. The drum and bugle corps made the act of eating canned meat feel patriotic.

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O Moldy Night: A Celebration of Molded Food. Outstanding dishes at an event in North Carolina ranged from the sublime to the disgusting.

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What It's Like To Be Latino In the U.S. The hyphen makes life difficult on both sides.

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A Real-life Lord of the Flies: the Troubling Legacy of the Robbers Cave Experiment. Muzafer Sherif manipulated boys at summer camp to hate each other in the 1950s, but they only learned the truth as elderly men.

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Ten Superstitions of Writers and Artists. They must have worked, since all these people became famous.

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On Pins and Needles: 11 Famous Knitters. The hobby never completely goes out of style.

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What If Earth Rotated in the Other Direction?
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Reversing Earth’s Spin Moves Deserts, Reshapes Ocean Currents. Everything would be different if our planet rotated in the other direction.

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NFL Player Wade Davis Talks Masculinity and Pro Sports. "We must create the conditions for all individuals to feel comfortable taking the risk to be themselves."

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This Old Soviet Airport Car Was Probably The Biggest Sedan In The World. It was equipped for two drivers, one to go forward and the other in reverse.

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The Race to Save the World's Disappearing Languages. In the last 60 years, 230 human languages went extinct.

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The Netflix documentary Mercury 13 tells of the women who passed NASA's astronaut screening in 1961. Only their gender kept them earthbound and out of history books.

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The Desert Architecture School Where Students Build Their Own Sleeping Quarters. The School of Architecture at Taliesin (SOAT) takes experimental living spaces seriously.

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I Gave Birth and I Didn't Even Get a Good Story Out of it. A normal birth is miraculous and transformative, but it's too common for anyone outside the family to listen to.

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10 Ridiculously Precise Units of Measurement. They make sense once you know the stories behind them.

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