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Tornadoes from Above

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Satellites bring us images and video of the Oklahoma tornados as seen from space. It looks violent even from that distance.
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Yes, we can build tornado-proof homes. However, they are extremely expensive and rather ugly.
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Surprising Early, Alternate Versions of Iconic Movie Posters. What didn't make the cut gives us a glimpse into the creative process.
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Zach Galifianakis' date for the premiere of The Hangover III was 87-year-old Elizabeth “Mimi” Haist, whom he met at a laundromat twenty years ago. He's been paying her rent since he heard she was homeless a couple of years ago.
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Steven Spielberg Is Working On A Live-Action Halo TV Series. No word yet on how long we'll have to wait for it.
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Qantas is offering a new perk for their customers: novels designed to last as long as your flight does. The series is called "Stories for Every Journey."
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Some people take goofing off at work to a whole new level. Enjoy a roundup of pranks, silliness, and general shenanigans in the workplace.
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In response to yesterday's story about suburban poverty, it turns out that suburbia has more poverty than cities because suburbia has more people. The 'burbs have become less economically homogenized over the years.
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The newly redesigned Flickr offers lots of photo storage for free. It looks good, but I still can't find the button to delete pictures.  

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Always Wear a Helmet
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Powerful photos to remind you to always wear a helmet.

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In 1838, Missouri witnessed the “Missouri Mormon War.” It was the first of three armed conflicts before the Mormons found their home.

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Hippies, Guns, and LSD: The San Francisco Rock Band That Was Too Wild For the Sixties. The Charlatans were ahead of their time, but flamed out fast.

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Six "Common" Medical Conditions That Don't Actually Exist. Some of them were only named in order to sell you a cure.

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Remembering Hair-Raising Landings at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak Airport. Landing on runway 13/31 was so terrifying, the procedure was called the Kai Tak Heart Attack.

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The Scariest Rides At The Fair, Ranked By An Anxious Man. Mark Shrayber is terrified of carnival rides, yet he can't help but try them.

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The 100 Greatest American Cooks of All Time. Many of the cooks on the list have a full article about them linked, which could keep you busy for some time.

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12 charming coastal towns to visit this summer. Get away from the crowds of tourists for a relaxing getaway.

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11 Fashion Trends of World War I. With the men away fighting, women went for comfort as well as style.

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Mutiny on the Prisoner Ship
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In the 18th century, Britain shipped around 50,000 prison inmates to the American colonies to do hard labor. James Dalton was sent multiple times for theft, and once succeeded in leading a mutiny aboard the prison ship.

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10 Surprising Ways to Lose Your Mind. Mental disorders can be triggered by a wide variety of conditions.

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How a Group of ’70s Radicals Tried (and Failed) to Invade Disneyland. Four hundred police were waiting for the paltry few hundred Yippies that showed up.

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Rocket Launches Look Even Cooler From Space. A satellite recorded images of a Soyuz launch on July 14.

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How Synthetic Fabrics Inspired a Cultural Revolution. Few people remember how much time laundry and ironing used to take.

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Can you solve the counterfeit coin riddle? You probably could if you had plenty of time.

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Ancient ruins keep being 'discovered.' Were they ever lost?

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A Tree That Flowers With 40 Different Fruits. It's not legendary, but a triumph of science and patience.

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