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Every year, sand artists from across the world gather for the Weston Sand Sculpture Festival. This year’s theme was Hollywood, which inspired entries featuring Captain Jack Sparrow, Gollum, and the entire cast of Toy Story 3.

These 25 GIFs from Arrested Development’s much-anticipated fourth season might come in handy.

In a twist on the usual photo-a-day challenge, Mark Hirsch used his iPhone to take a snapshot of a single Wisconsin oak tree every day for a year from different angles, distances, and weather conditions.

A Starbucks location in Hong Kong is in hot water for using a parking garage bathroom faucet, located just a few feet from a urinal, to brew its coffee. A company spokesperson attempted to justify the franchisee’s choice by pointing out that the store had no direct water supply available, which seems like something they should have considered before putting a coffee shop there.

These side-by-side comparisons of historical figures and the biopic actors made to look like them will have you doing double-takes.

A project by Acrojou Circus Theatre, “The Wheel House” consists of a pair of acrobats literally taking their show on the road: the duo inhabits a unique rolling home with no floor or ceiling and that also comprises a vehicle of sorts, which moves when they move.

These 1950s pinup photos featuring a stuffed bunny, the Liberty Bell, and some strangely dramatic book reading are a little sexy, but mostly silly.

If there were ever a country song that could unite a nation, it might be Old Crow Medicine Show’s “Wagon Wheel” – which, it turns out, was originally written forty years ago by a mumbling young Bob Dylan

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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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