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Five Fails

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Maybe Just A Handshake Next Time

Or a pat on the back. A fist bump would work, too. These people should just avoid the high five.

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Building Your Secret Life

Instructables explains how to make a secret book stashing spot for large objects. After that all you need is a bookcase that moves aside to reveal a secret passageway.

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No Parking. No Car Insurance. Fewer Accidents.

That could be the future thanks to driverless cars. It sounds amazing.

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This Is Pretty Sweet

And juicy. And packed with nutrients. I’m sad to say I haven’t had, or even heard of, many of the fruits on this awesome chart.

Speaking of which, there’s an ice cream bean? Wikipedia confirms that there is, and its description sounds amazing:

The pods contain black seeds which are embedded in a thick white juicy pulp that tastes slightly like vanilla ice cream.

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This Town Is So Stale

Which stands to reason, because it’s made of bread.

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The Greatest Benefit of A Cell Phone

It’s not the convenience. Or the instant access to information. It’s that you will no longer be required to step into a phone booth death trap.

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This Isn’t Your Neighbor’s Rake We’re Talking About Here

This lab “borrowed” some moon dust from NASA and just sort of forgot to give it back.

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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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Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants
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Swim With Manta Rays, the Ocean’s Peaceful Giants. They can grow to 25 feet wide and resemble underwater flying saucers.

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Why ordering from the kids menu is harmful to children. They've changed from smaller portions of adult entrees to bland but safe options for picky eaters.

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22 Facts About Ernest Hemingway. He led an extraordinary, although too short, life.

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A Newly Discovered Diary Tells the Harrowing Story of the Deadly Halifax Explosion. It's believed to be the only same-day account from an eyewitness to the disaster that left 2000 people dead.

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Drug Expiration Dates May Be More Myth Than Fact. A stash of medicines was found to be effectively potent decades after they were made.

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Downtown Atlanta’s Lost Psychedelic Theme Park. The World of Sid and Marty Krofft was as weird as their TV shows.

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Malloy the Invincible. In 1932, a gang of killers bought insurance on a homeless drunk, but then found out he was harder to kill than Rasputin.

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Why Are Baseball Games Nine Innings Long? Believe it or not, that number actually shortened the game.

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