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The 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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All The Good Dogs At the 2017 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade. It's where New Yorkers take their dogs every year to show off their Halloween costumes!

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What Happened at Nikola Tesla's Secret Experimental Station? He worked on some really big ideas in Colorado Springs.

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George Lucas owes the look and feel of Star Wars to one key collaborator. Ralph McQuarrie also had a hand in many of your other favorite science fiction tales.

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The Meanings Behind 19 Classic Sailor Tattoos. Those who travel the world in ships have souvenirs inked in their skin to show where they've been, what they have done, and their hopes for survival.

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The Minister Who Invented Camping in America. William Murray was the catalyst of many factors that led Americans to embrace the great outdoors in the 1860s.

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Ten Years of None Pizza with Left Beef. Steve Molaro gave us an icon of our modern automated world.

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7 Great Ways to Save Money During Halloween. Enjoying the holiday shouldn't cost you an arm and a leg.

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A Brief History of Real Life Werewolves. Meet people diagnosed with clinical lycanthropy or lycomania.

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World War II's Greatest Urban Legend
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An Invisible Warship is at the Center of WWII’s Greatest Urban Legend. Secret experiments, magnetic fields, and conspiracy theories led people to believe the USS Eldridge achieved teleportation.

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The Next Big Discovery in Astronomy Has Already Been Found. We Just Don't Know It Yet. Many important breakthroughs come from interpreting old data.

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Richard Wilkinson is producing a series of insect illustrations based on Star Wars characters called Arthropoda Iconicus. Star Wars fans will recognize who inspired each of these insects, but non-Star Wars fans will be forgiven if they take them as real species.

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The Curse of an Open Floor Plan. Do the benefits of a great room outweigh the disadvantages?

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Don't Pay for a Spell to Remove the Impediment. Especially if the impediment is you!

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The Army’s First Black Nurses Were Relegated to Caring for Nazi Prisoners of War. The military didn't want them, even during a nurse shortage.

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Rise of the Ticks. Insect-borne diseases have more than tripled in the past few years due to climate change.

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The Birthplaces of 9 Classic Salads. Read them all, and then select one to enjoy today.

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The History of Monopoly
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Elizabeth Magie and the History of the Board Game Monopoly. What it became was a far cry from her original intention.

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How North American Bison Ended Up in the Swiss Alps. Several Alpine herds are all descended from one farmer's crazy idea.

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South Georgia Island Is Officially Free of Its Bird-Killing Rodents. The invasive species wrecked the balance of nature for 250 years.

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Listen to These Auditory Illusions When You’re Bored With Laurel and Yanny. Learn about five ways your brain affects what you hear.

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Everybody Once Thought Stegosauruses Could Actually Fly. Early fossil finds led one paleontologist into wild speculation about the dinosaur.

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The Truth About the First Academy Awards and the Dog Rin Tin Tin. He was a good boy, but not an Oscar winner.

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Las Vegas is everything right—and wrong—with sports right now. Stadiums built with tax money rarely benefit the taxpayers.

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15 Life Hacks to Make Doing the Dishes a Breeze. Make them a habit to save yourself time and trouble.

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