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Breakfast Around the World

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Not everyone has bacon and eggs or toast and yogurt for breakfast. Breakfast around the world ranges from miso soup and steamed white rice (Japan) to tomatoes, cucumbers, and olives (Turkey).
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An exclusive interview with Miss Piggy, perhaps Hollywood’s most humble porcine star after Babe and Wilbur, reveals the actress’s greatest fear, most treasured possession, and a near-death experience paying full retail price.
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There's been a huge discovery about prime numbers! Here's what it means for the future of math.
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One lucky home remodeler in Minnesota discovered an original copy of Action Comics #1 hidden in the insulation of his recently purchased new property. The exceedingly rare issue, which features Superman’s first appearance, is already bidding at $127,000.
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Comics aren’t the only memorabilia selling for obscene amounts of cash: Luke Skywalker’s pants just sold at auction for $36,100. According to actor Mark Hamill, the pants in question were a run-of-the-mill distressed pair of Levi’s, which retail new for about $78.
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How much do you think someone would pay for Ronald Reagan’s sweatpants?
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Denmark won this year’s Eurovision song contest and the rights/responsibilies of hosting next year’s show with Emmelie de Forest’s performance of “Only Teardrops.” While the honor lasts a full year, contest entries as ridiculous as these are truly timeless.
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Cross your fingers and hope whoever’s been assigned to sing the national anthem this Memorial Day weekend won’t flub it as badly as these people did.

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Why Land on the Moon?
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Why Land on the Moon? A 1963 article lays out the arguments for space travel from two scientists.

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The Alaska Gold Rush’s All-in-One Miner, Hunter, Brewer, and Cook. Fannie Quigley became a legend for her abilities and hospitality.

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How to Repurpose Your Solar Eclipse Glasses. Keep them as a souvenir, or do some good by donating them to an educational charity.

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The 100 Greatest Comedies Of All Time. Do you agree at all with the rankings of 253 film critics?

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A Real Life Murder Mystery from 1933. Rheta Wynekoop was shot in the back, but the confession and evidence made a mess of the story.

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The Best Way To Read Tolkien's Hobbit And Lord Of The Rings Stories. You should go in the order in which the author dreamed them up.

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How America Forgot the True History of the Civil War. The story was whitewashed in the name of national healing, but it didn't really work.

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5 of History's Most Remarkable Teachers. They all deserve an extra gold star.

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The Real Gold Rush Wealth
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The Man Who Got Rich Off the Gold Rush ... Without the Gold. The folks who really prospered were those who provided goods and services to the prospectors.

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Five Elements and Substances That Turned Out Not to Exist. Science progresses with two steps forward and one step back.

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An American Werewolf in London Is Still the Best Horror Reimagining. A look back at the 1981 thriller.

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NASA's Ambitious Plan To Save Earth From A Supervolcano. And we might produce usable energy as a bonus.

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The Devil’s in the Details of These Dark Miniature Scenes. Artist Frank Kunert makes beautiful dioramas, but they each have something weird going on.

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Why Lottery Winners Make Dangerous Neighbors. It's not because they attract burglars.

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Your City's 'Ghost Signs' Have Stories to Tell. Craig Winslow has a unique method of preserving old painted walls without affecting the building itself.

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Iconic Plague Images Are Often Not What They Seem. What a real plague victim looked like was worse, but not as easily conveyed in a painting.

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